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Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane Lead Los Angeles Galaxy to Victory

Landon Donovan

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After being called-up to the U.S. Men’s National Team for the upcoming 2014 World Cup Qualifying in September, Los Angles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan had another successful night on the pitch. In addition, Robbie Keane continued to dominate his opponents and lead the Galaxy. In the end, Los Angeles defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 behind a dangerous duo of Donovan and Keane.

On the night, Keane scored the Galaxy’s second and third goal and assisted on Donovan’s goal that opened up the night’s scoring. Between Keane and Donovan, the Galaxy have one of the most dangerous, dynamic duos in Major League Soccer.

Los Angeles is surging up the Western Conference Standings and closing in on first place Real Salt Lake. RSL is up by five points, but the Galaxy have played two fewer games. Donovan and Keane have been leaders on the field recently, and will need to continue their on-form play.

It is clear that the Galaxy are one of the best MLS teams this season, but that is mainly because of Donovan and Keane’s play. Los Angeles will miss Donovan’s services for part of September, so Keane will need to continue his dominance. Keane is on pace to arguably be the clear MLS MVP this season, and if the goals keep coming in, he will coast to being the MVP.

In short, Los Angeles won Saturday night against San Jose thanks to Donovan and Keane’s play yet again. The win brings them one step closer to moving in on first place Real Salt Lake.

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