LA Galaxy Vs. New York Red Bulls Live, MLS Cup Playoffs 2011: Dax McCarty Should Play More

Can someone explain to me why Dax McCarty doesn't start regularly for the New York Red Bulls? He's probably been the visitors' most effective midfielder, and considering how well Joel Lindpere's playing that's a pretty huge compliment. Anyway, he robs Landon Donovan in the centre of the pitch and launches a Red Bulls attack which ends up thwarted by a misplaced eye of the needle (nose of the needle?) pass from Thierry Henry.

So the LA Galaxy can reply, and after a corner following a deflected Donovan shot there's a bit of pinball going on in Frank Rost's box, although the defence can scramble clear. Just. Then, after a David Beckham free kick is punched away, the visitors can break - Henry releases Dane Richards and his cross to Luke Rodgers at the far post is just about diverted behind my Omar Gonzalez. End to end stuff, this, and it's still 1-1 at the Home Depot Center. If it stays like this, the Galaxy will advance to the Western Conference Final.

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