The LA Galaxy may have been the hosts, but they were not attraction as guests Real Madrid had their way with the SoCal club; winning 5-1. 30, 317 flocked to The Home Depot Center to see Cristiano Ronaldo and Madrid, setting a new soccer attendance record. Madrid proved why they are one of the the best soccer clubs in the world, and the Galaxy looked like a team having to entertain an ill timed visitor.
With an important match against Seattle looming on Sunday, the Galaxy played their starters 45 minutes giving up three goals. The reserves faired a mite better, giving up two. The match was effectively over when, in the 11' Angel Di Maria spotted up from the top right corner to blast one past Josh Saunders.
The Galaxy pairing to Saunders' left of David Junior Lopes and Brian Gaul gave up two of the three first half goals, as Di Maria was able to find Gonzalo Higuain in about the same spot in the 2' to open up the scoring.
The Galaxy were able to get one back, in the 23' from a David Beckham free kick. Robbie Keane earned the foul, then Beckham's kick was spot on to the far post. Omar Gonzalez was able to keep the ball in play with David Junior Lopes redirecting the ball into the back of the net.
Real Madrid then scored three unanswered goals to put the match far from reach. Jose Maria Callejon, Alvaro Morata, and Jese combined for the Madrid blowout.
Next for the Galaxy is a Sunday match in Seattle with playoff position jockeying starting to heat up. All of tonight's starters should be available, though Beckham has already announced he won't be available for next Sunday's match against Chivas as he has a roll in the Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics.