Los Angeles Galaxy Blow Lead Again, Settle for 1-1 Draw with Philadelphia Union

Sometimes there are hard habits to break. In soccer, one of them is the habit of squandering precarious one-goal leads.

Just like at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy have made it a habit of blowing 1-0 leads.

At PPL Park in Chester, Penn. Wednesday night, the Galaxy let Philadelphia Union halftime substitute Danny Mwanga score an equalizer in the 84th minute to force another 1-1 draw, this time on the road.

At least one positive can be taken from this: unlike the match with the Red Bulls, the split was determined by the players, not the referee.

Carlos Ruiz did have a point in saying that the Galaxy are not the dominant team they were last season. Is Ruiz the second coming of Nostradamus? To a degree, of course he is.

Why? Because the Galaxy lacked the skill consistency to neutralize the pressure of Union attackers late in the contest. Never mind that in terms of finishing, Juan Pablo Angel can't score his way out o...

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