Galaxy 2, Revolution 1, SO
Aug. 15, 1997
FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) _ While New England's newest players tried to stop the Revolution's losing streak, the Los Angeles Galaxy would not allow it.
Cobi Jones, Martin Machon and Chris Armas scored consecutive shootout goals Thursday night to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 victory over New England, the Revolution's fifth straight MLS loss.
New England (12-12) tied the game 1-1 in the final minute to force the shootout.
With 25 seconds left in regulation, Giuseppe Galderisi of the Revolution was fouled outside the box. Ivan McKinley pounded home his ensuing free kick with a header to make it 1-1. Both Galderisi and McKinley were acquired by New England on Wednesday in a trade with the Tampa Bay Mutiny.
McKinley said the game was bittersweet.
``It's good to play for a new team,'' he said, ``except for the loss.''
And Galderisi was looking ahead.
``I think I can do a good job in the last eight games (of the regular season), and I am anxious to get working.''
Former Revolution midfielder Welton scored for the Galaxy (10-13), who snapped a two-game losing streak, in the ninth minute when he walked in alone after completely faking out goaltender Jeff Causey.
``I felt happy playing here,'' he said of playing in New England. ``It was a mistake they let me go. Let my records speak for themselves.''
Imad Baba and Mike Burns scored shootout goals for New England.
The Revolution had two goals disallowed in the second half, the first when Baba was whistled for a hand ball in the 58th minute, the second when Alexi Lalas was called for a foul after poking the ball past goalkeeper Jorge Campos in the 77th minute.
Causey stopped four breakaways in the final 10 minutes for the Revolution.
``At this level, there is no such thing as a moral victory,'' said Revolution coach Thomas Rongen. ``We are down, but not out. We are certainly not done.''