Manchester United Routs Galaxy Before 86,432 at Rose Bowl
Manchester United fielded a starting lineup with six players who played in the 2014 World Cup
Reese James and Ashley Young both scored twice in the second half for
Manchester United, which was playing for the first time under manager Louis van
Gaal, who guided the Netherlands to a third-place finish in the 2014 World Cup.
Manchester United fielded a starting lineup with six players who played
in the 2014 World Cup -- Rooney and fellow forward Danny Welbeck; defenders
Phil Jones and Chris Smalling; and midfielders Juan Mata and Antonio Valencia.
Goalkeeper David De Gea, who played the first half for Manchester
United, was a member of the Spanish team that failed to reach the knockout
stage of the World Cup, but did not play.
Welbeck opened the scoring in the 13th minute. Referee Baldomero Toledo
awarded Manchester United a penalty kick when he called Galaxy defender A.J.
DeLaGarza for a hand ball in the penalty area. Rooney converted the penaltykick in the 42nd minute.
Rooney scored again during first-half stoppage time.
Soccer's customary three-substitute limit per team was increased to 11,
but substitutions were only permitted at any three points in the game.
Manchester United started the second half with nine substitutes,
including two who played in the World Cup, midfielders Shinji Kagawa and Nani.
The Galaxy's lone 2014 World Cup player, defender Omar Gonzalez, did not
play. He has been sidelined since suffering an ankle injury in the U.S.' 2-1
loss to Belgium July 1, resulting in its elimination.
Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan, who played for the U.S. in the 2002,
2006 and 2010 World Cups, entered the game in the 61st minute.
James scored in the 62nd and 84th minutes, both off assists by Young.
Young scored in the 88th and 90th minutes, with the recently-signed Ander
Herrera assisting on the final goal.
The game was United's first in the Los Angeles area since 2003 and first
in the United States since 2011. It is also its first game under manager
Louis van Gaal, who guided The Netherlands to a third-place finish in the 2014
The game was officially known as the Chevrolet FC Cup in connection with
Chevrolet's seven-year shirt sponsorship of Manchester United, which wore its
jerseys with the Chevrolet logo for the first time in competition.
--City News Service