World Soccer: Los Angeles Galaxy Show Grit, Lose to Manchester City 7-6 in PKs

Here I was, behind a group of vocal supporters in light blue in the northwest corner of Victoria Street, thinking that this was going to be a 3-2 victory by Roberto Mancini's Manchester City Football Club over Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy.

Instead, what do the fans get? A 1-1 draw that led to a victory by the Citizens 7-6 on penalties, with goalkeeper Joe Hart slotting home the decisive spot kick.

Two words: moral victory. Here's why.

Los Angeles pushed Manchester City to the limit, going the distance. The likes of Edin Dzeko and Shaun Wright-Phillips were kept in check. The unlikeliest of heroes, Mike Magee, sent one past Hart in the second half. The Galaxy put on a brave effort in the shootout, although there are a few players that are not yet ready to step up. And Manchester City's scoring was limited to penalty conversions. LA got their goal the old-fashioned way.
And I also put this in perspective in a number of ways.

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