The scoring has opened early in Carson, and it was not the likely team. Kelyn Rowe scored his first MLS goal to put the New England Revolution up 1-0 in just the 10th minute against the defending MLS Champion LA Galaxy. Los Angeles was expected to dominate the run of play from the outset, but New England has had more than its fair share of the ball.
The move started with an excellent ball from midfield from Rowe that found Lee Nguyen in full flight on the left. His attempted cross was deflected out to touch by Galaxy defenders, but straight from the ensuing throw-in, Shalrie Joseph played an excellent in-swinging cross to the far-post that found Rowe all alone. His initial effort off the volley was saved by Josh Saunders, but his follow-up found the roof of the net. The goal was Rowe's first in a competitive match as a professional after he was drafted 3rd overall by the Revs in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft out of UCLA.