Revolution explode against Galaxy

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Shalrie Joseph scored twice and Jose Cancela set up two goals as the New England Revolution beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 4-0 on Saturday.

Joseph scored off a Cancela cross in the 44th minute, then converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute, as New England (2-2-1) snapped a three-game winless streak.

Taylor Twellman scored his second goal of the season five minutes into the match, and Steve Ralston converted a Cancela cross in the 39th minute for the Revolution’s second goal. Matt Reis made just three saves to post his third shutout.

The Galaxy’s best scoring chances were early in second half when Landon Donovan missed wide in the 57th minute. Donovan put a header on net in the 63rd minute, but Reis stopped it.

Lalas, Overbeck elected to Soccer Hall of Fame

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Former national team stars Alexi Lalas and Carla Overbeck will be inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame this summer.

The elections of Lalas and Overbeck, both defenders, were announced Saturday at halftime of the MLS match between the New England Revolution and the Los Angeles Galaxy.

“Alexi and Carla were tremendous players and both played important roles in the sport’s history as key members of U.S. teams that made an impact on the world stage,” Hall of Fame president Will Lunn said. Induction ceremonies are set for Aug. 28 at the Hall of Fame in Oneonta, N.Y.

Overbeck played on four consecutive NCAA championship teams at the University of North Carolina and was a member of the U.S. team that won the inaugural Women’s World Cup in 1991. She was captain of the 1999 World Cup championship team.

Lalas became one of the most recognized American soccer players in the early 90s, thanks to his red goatee and aggressive play.

Lalas, current president and general manager of the Galaxy, was on the 1994 World Cup team that lost to Brazil. The next season, he became the first U.S.-born player to play in Italy’s Serie A when he signed with Padova. He retired after the 2003 MLS season.

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