‘I Felt Like A Kid Again’ – Steven Gerrard Scores On MLS Debut As LA Galaxy Trounce San Jose Earthquakes (Video)

Chris Wright

18th, July 2015


By Chris Wright

Wearing his Liverpool shinpads under his socks, Steven Gerrard scored on his MLS debut as LA Galaxy spanked San Jose Earthquakes 5-2 at the Stubhub Centre.

After finding themselves 2-0 down after 25 minutes, Galaxy clawed one back through a Robbie Keane penalty before Gerrard popped up at the back post to sweep home the equaliser from 10 yards in the 37th minute.

Gerrard then provided an assist with a low free-kick as Keane pounced to put Galaxy 3-2 on the hour mark. Keane then completed his hat-trick with another penalty before a final goal from Sebastian Lletget completed the five-goal hammering.

Here’s Gerrard’s maiden goal for the Galaxy in dramatic super slow-motion…

Talking the to press after the game, Gerrard could barely contain himself.

“It was very pleasing to get off the mark. I’m starting to feel a little bit sharper, I’m very close to full fitness,” he beamed.

“[Galaxy coach] Bruce Arena was shouting ‘how you doing?’ from about 60 minutes but I was pretending I couldn’t hear him and kept looking away.

“I felt like a kid out there again. I didn’t want to come off – I want to play as much football as I can. One of the reasons why I’ve come to this team was to start all the games and play as many minutes as possible.

“I was determined not to become a squad player. I still feel like I’ve got energy, I still love the game, I’m enjoying training and I’m settling in pretty nicely.”

Full highlights…

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  1. Giddy for Zelalem says:

    How exactly is 3-2 a trouncing? do you English use that word differently than here across the pond?

  2. Giddy for Zelalem says:

    aaah, case of premature ejaculation there, probably should have waited til the end of the highlights…

  3. Straight Dave says:

    Go drunk Diddy, you’re home..

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