Mar 6, 2015; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Galaxy defender Leonardo (22) and Chicago Fire midfielder Matt Watson (8) battle for the ball at StubHub Center. The Galaxy defeated the Fire 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The MLS kicked off on a high note for the LA Galaxy as they were able to show a national audience why they are the defending MLS Cup champions. They made quick work of a Chicago Fire team that struggled to find their way into the match. While the Galaxy came out 2-0 winners, the match could have been decided by more goals as the home side heavily out-shot, out-possessed, and out-played the Men in Red.
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Takeaways from the MLS opener can be read here. We’ll take a closer look at how each player performed and rate them on a 1-10 scale. Rarely will you see a score of 1 or 2, which will denote a player practically attempted to play for the other team or took a nap (literally) during portions of the match. On the other end of the spectrum, a 10 denotes a Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Mess type of performance with flawless passing and shooting.
First, let’s take a look at the home side LA Galaxy:
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