Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Montreal Impact: Rating the Galaxy Players

Jo-Ryan SalazarSenior Analyst IMay 12, 2012

MONTREAL, CANADA - MAY 12:  Landon Donovan #10 of the Los Angeles Galaxy takes the ball from Felipe Martins #7 of the Montreal Impact during the MLS match at the Olympic Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Galaxy saw their winless streak extend to four matches after drawing 1-1 with the Montreal Impact at Stade Olympique in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Davy Arnaud opened up the scoring in the eighth minute of play for Montreal but it was David Beckham who salvaged a point for the Galaxy in the 61st minute of play.

With the draw, the Galaxy improve to 3-5-2 but find their road back to contention a little bit more difficult as they prepare next week for Chivas USA. Here are the player ratings for the Los Angeles Galaxy against Montreal.

Brian Perk: 4.5

Gets negative points for failing to stop Arnaud early in the first half but otherwise had very little to do in the match, aside from one save.

A.J. DeLaGarza: 6

A.J. DeLaGarza has been one of the more consistent center-backs, and he had another typical performance in the back line for L.A. Made his sweeps and cut out a number of opportunities for the Impact attack.

Sean Franklin: 5

Was in on a number of offensive sequences and helped deliver some chances to Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan.

Todd Dunivant: 5

Decent outing from the Iron Man. Nothing too remarkable to see here.

Kyle Nakazawa: 3

Was completely nonexistent this match and never got a good touch. Subbing him out for Pat Noonan proved to be a godsend.

Michael Stephens: 2

Headless chicken play has been Michael Stephens' calling card, and he did not acquit himself today in Montreal.

Dan Keat: 1

Let's face it, folks. Dan Keat is not a center-back. He is a midfielder, period. Keat unimpressed today, and he knows it. Worst player on the pitch for the Galaxy against Montreal as he was responsible for failing to mark Arnaud.

David Beckham: 7

Man of the Match for sparing L.A. some Galaxy-sized blushes on the road with a signature free kick. Also had an embarrassment of set pieces but was held at bay by Donovan Ricketts.

Juninho: 4

Struggled to get some decent touches and lost the ball one too many times. Had to be subbed for Marcelo Sarvas.

MONTREAL, CANADA - MAY 12:  Mike Magee #18 of the Los Angeles Galaxy and Felipe Martins #7 of the Montreal Impact battle for the ball during the MLS match at the Olympic Stadium on May 12, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The game ended in a 1-1 tie.  (
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Robbie Keane: 5

While he matches up better with Donovan, Robbie Keane didn't have a lot of touches and shots to work with. Quiet day from the Irishman.

Landon Donovan: 5.5

Donovan needed to be onsides on a number of his chances so that his player rating would be higher. Needless to say, he matches better up top with Keane.

Pat Noonan: 5

Noonan and Magee gave the Galaxy a couple of competent flankers, and he was instrumental in creating some scoring opportunities in the second half.

Mike Magee: 6

A true gamechanger, Magee's presence not only elicited improved play from the Galaxy, but a few flashes of a certain Argentinean playing for FC Barcelona.

Marcelo Sarvas: 5

An upgrade from Juninho. Got forward and pressured the Impact's back line. Improved performance from Sarvas.


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