improvement as a team

#1 by Cl11234566 , Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:46 am

CARSON, Calif. - Landon Donovan, Gyasi Zardes and Baggio Husidic scored two goals apiece to help the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 6-0 victory over the 10-man Colorado Rapids on Friday night. Los Angeles (14-5-7) won its fifth straight game, while Colorado (8-13-6) lost its seventh consecutive match. Colorado goalkeeper Joe Nasco was shown a red card in the first minute of the match for a takedown of Alan Gordon inside the 6-yard box. Donovans penalty kick caught backup goalkeeper Clint Irwin diving the wrong way. Donovan converted another penalty kick in the 47th minute. It was the earliest red card in MLS history. New Yorks Carlos Johnson was sent off in the second minute in a 2009 match. Husidic calmly curled in a goal in the 30th minute and added another in the 86th off Donovans pass. Just before halftime, Zardes slotted home a perfect ball from Donovan and headed in his 14th goal of the season in the 75th minute. Donovan, retiring after the season, has 131 assists to move within four of tying Steve Ralstons MLS record. Air Max 90 Pas Cher Chine . -- Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo is going to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks. Air Max 200 Pas Cher Homme . - Mike Magee converted two penalty kicks in a 10-minute span of the first half and the Chicago Fire beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday. -- Barry Bonds is all set to return to the San Francisco Giants. Air Max 200 France . "Im proud of him," Jones said in an interview from Sacramento, site of the UFCs weekend televised card. "I think hes listening to his body and hes doing what makes him happy and thats what life is about ultimately. Air Max Destockage .com) - The Utah Jazz look to put an end to their five-game losing streak when the Denver Nuggets visit Salt Lake City Monday night.OKLAHOMA CITY - Thunder coach Scott Brooks isnt known for making bold declarations. He is not shy about Russell Westbrook.I believe Russells the best point guard in basketball, Brooks said. And thats been happening over time. Ive seen Russell every practice every game every film session, and hes really put a lot of time into being the best point guard in basketball.Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul could argue with Brooks, as could several others. But Westbrooks numbers and overall success show that the statement isnt far-fetched.Westbrooks Thunder beat Pauls Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals last year. Westbrooks playoff stats were jaw-dropping a he posted averages of 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.1 assists in 19 games. And the Thunder have reached the Western Conference Finals three of the past four years and the NBA Finals once.I feel like Im the best player on the floor every time I step on the floor, and thats just my mindset, Westbrook said. Thats kind of something thats the way I played since college. Its not just this year, and not just last year, its how I think when I get on the basketball floor.One might consider reigning MVP Kevin Durant the best player on the floor in most cases during Oklahoma Citys games, but at times during the playoffs last season, Westbrook simply took over. He had three triple-doubles during a five-game stretch and had 40 points and 10 assists against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.Brooks said the 6-foot-3 Westbrook doesnt solely rely on his dynamic leaping ability and speed. At age 25, Westbrook has honed a work ethic that has made him a leader on the team.Russell puts a lot of effort, a lot of energy into getting better, Brooks said.dddddddddddd Hes demanding of himself, he holds his teammates accountable, and hes improved. Hes learned a tough position at an early age, and hes done a great job of leading us at early age, and I think all of that hard work over the years is starting to pay off over the last few years. Hes athletic, but his skill level is matching that.Westbrooks weaknesses have been his high turnover ratio and number of forced shots and occasional unwillingness to defer to his teammates. He acknowledged that the team needs to improve its ball movement.I think thats key, he said. Moving the ball is definitely a big part of our improvement as a team. Its something that we made a conscious effort to be able to go into this year trying to do. So its something you should see new from us.Westbrook missed 36 games last season as he recovered from knee surgery. He said he was fully healed late in the season and feels even better now after an off-season of rest.I wouldnt have played if I wasnt (fully healed), he said. I wouldnt have put my team or my body in jeopardy to come out and play if I wasnt. I feel great now.Westbrook is an Olympic gold medallist and a three-time All-Star, but he hasnt won a ring, something that would give his claim of being the best more validity. He expects to get his title this season.We know what it takes to win games, we know what it takes to get to the top, but we dont know what it feels like to win a championship, he said. The steps that we have to make as a unit a Im pretty sure were going to make it.___Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: ' ' '

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