GALAXY VS. DALLAS.Byline: Scott French
Site/kickoff: Rose Bowl, 7:30 p.m.
TV/radio: No TV; KTNQ-AM (1020 Spanish).
Series: Tied, 5-5 (first meeting in 1998).
Galaxy (9-1, 25 points) update: L.A.'s unbeaten record and regular-season winning streak Noun 1. winning streak - a streak of wins
streak, run - an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies" came to an end at 15 games Wednesday in Chicago, where the Galaxy was dominated by a fired-up Fire 3-1. The Galaxy hopes not to skid as it did when its win streak ended at 12 games in 1996; it followed that with four straight losses, five losses in six games, and with a 7-13 record the rest of the way. . . . Welton got L.A.'s goal in the loss to overtake teammate Cobi Jones Cobi Jones (born June 16, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American midfielder for Major League Soccer team Los Angeles Galaxy.
Jones is currently the all-time leader of the United States men's national team in appearances, with 164 caps as of the end of 2004 (scoring 15 for the Major League Soccer scoring lead. The Brazilian has nine goals and six assists for 24 points, one more than Jones, who won't return to MLS See multilevel security. action until the United States' World Cup run is over. . . . Injuries have decimated any depth the Galaxy defense might have had. Dan Calichman Daniel (Dan) Jacob Calichman (born February 21, 1968) is a former American soccer defender.
Calichman grew up in Huntington Station, New York. He played college soccer at Williams College, where he was a three-time Division III All-American. is out until at least September with a broken right leg and Paul Caligiuri Paul David Caligiuri (born May 9, 1964 in Westminster, California) is a former American soccer player and current head coach of the Cal Poly Pomona men's college soccer team. is sidelined four to six more weeks with a stress fracture stress fracture
A fatigue fracture of bone caused by repeated application of a heavy load, such as the constant pounding on a surface by runners, gymnasts, and dancers. of his lower left fibula fibula (fĭb`yələ): see leg. . Reserve goalkeeper Matt Reis, who wasn't available Wednesday after suffering a rotator cuff injury Rotator Cuff Injury Definition
A rotator cuff injury is a tear or inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder.
Description last Sunday, also will miss tonight's game. Orange County Zodiac goalkeeper Mike Littman, who played for coach Octavio Zambrano with the L.A. Salsa, will be Kevin Hartman's backup.
Burn (6-3, 14) update: This is a crucial game for second-place Dallas, which can climb within eight points of the Western Conference leaders with a regulation win or fall 14 points back with a loss. . . . Speedy striker Dante Washington is Dallas' top scorer with 10 points (4 goals, 2 assists), and the return of defensive midfielder Leonel Alvarez after a season in Mexico has enabled Jason Kreis to find his 1996 form. Kreis, who has looked good in injured Swiss midfielder Alain Sutter's absence, has three goals and three assists (9 points). . . . Gerell Elliott has three goals and Temoc Suarez has three assists. . . . Alvarez returns from a red-card suspension. Dallas is 21-9 all-time with the Colombian in the lineup, 18-25 without him. . . . The Burn lost nobody because of the World Cup, but the loss of Sutter to a hip injury hasn't helped. He suffered the injury after stepping in a hole several weeks ago, and when it didn't get better headed home to see some Swiss doctors. They've apparently discovered a cartilage tear and no one's sure when he'll return. He's played just 341 minutes over four matches in '98.