Real Madrid vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: Rating the Galaxy Players

Jo-Ryan SalazarSenior Analyst IAugust 3, 2012

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 02:  Robbie Keane #7 of Los Angeles Galaxy fires a shot against the goal as he defended by Rafael Varane (2ndL) and Jose Nacho Fernandez  (L) during the World Football Challenge at The Home Depot Center on August 2, 2012 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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These are matches where the outcome is predetermined. No matter how many times you prepare for an opponent, the outcome is going to be the same.

Such was the case for Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy, who were punchless for the most part on Thursday night in Carson, Calif. They were outrun, outworked, outhustled and outplayed by Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid, ultimately falling by a score of 5-1.

Don't get me wrong, this is just a friendly. The match featured two teams with huge discrepancies in talent, skills and fitness. But if Los Angeles had at least made the score respectable and lost with their heads held high, you would see some good, if modest, player ratings.

You can only wonder if the Seattle Sounders smell blood in the water like they did the last time and take advantage of the lapses in defending.

Here are the player ratings for all the Galaxy players that took part in the friendly with Real Madrid.

Josh Saunders: 1

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A.J. DeLaGarza: 3

Omar Gonzalez: 3.5

David Junior Lopes: 4.5

Bryan Gaul: 3

Sean Franklin: 3.5

David Beckham: 4.5

Juninho: 3

Marcelo Sarvas: 3.5

Landon Donovan: 4

Robbie Keane: 5

Brian Perk: 2

Bryan Jordan: 3

Tommy Meyer: 4

Andrew Boyens: 4

Hector Jimenez: 3

Mike Magee: 3

Rafael Garcia: 3.5

Michael Stephens: 3

Jose Villarreal: 3.5

Kenney Walker: 4

Pat Noonan: 3

Jack McBean: NR


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