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LA Galaxy: 5 Key Players To Thank For Recent Winning Streak

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LA Galaxy Key Players in Winning Streak

LA Galaxy Key Players
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It was no surprise that LA Galaxy were able to defeat the Portland Timbers with the way LA Galaxy has been playing lately. The Galaxy has been stepping up its game, which is why it has been so successful in crushing its opponents lately. There are a few players who have been crucial in the new direction the team has taken. These are the top five players leading the Galaxy in its route to the top of the table.

5. Jaime Penedo

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5. Jaime Penedo

Jaime Penedo LA Galaxy Key Players
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Jaime Penedo is one of the best goalkeepers LA Galaxy has had in a while. Penedo has been playing even better lately with keeping many clean sheets, and even winning Save of the Week last week. He is a big part of why the Galaxy has been winning matches, even if he does miss a shot every now and then.

4. Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers LA Galaxy Key Players
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4. Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers LA Galaxy Key Players
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Robbie Rogers was on the second team for a while, but when he made his return to LA Galaxy, it was one to not be forgotten. He plays with heart, which is just what the club needs. Rogers has been playing so well that even the upcoming return of Todd Dunivant isn't intimidating. Critiques and fans agree that Rogers has earned his stay in the lineup, and now Dunivant will have to be the one who needs to prove himself.

3. Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan LA Galaxy Key Players
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3. Landon Donovan

Landon Donovan LA Galaxy Key Players
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Bruce Arena's decision to put Landon Donovan in midfield was key to this new LA Galaxy. Donovan has been more successful in this position in being able to assist the strikers. He may not be scoring the most goals for the club, but he has scored many important ones. He is definitely a key player.

2. Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane Los Angeles Galaxy Key Player
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2. Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane Los Angeles Galaxy Key Player
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Robbie Keane is LA Galaxy's current top scorer with 12 goals to his name. He makes goals that seem impossible and is a fantastic captain. The team is currently offense heavy with Keane being one of the top scorers. He is key for the Galaxy's latest winning streak.

1. Gyasi Zardes

Gyasi Zardes Los Angeles Galaxy Key Player
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1. Gyasi Zardes

Gyasi Zardes Los Angeles Galaxy Key Player
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Gyasi Zardes has been LA Galaxy's top striker as of late, and he is the top reason the club has been unstoppable. He has become a goal-scoring machine by scoring seven goals in his last eight matches. Zardes rise to the top has been slow, but steady. If he continues scoring goals, he can easily take Galaxy to the MLS Cup final.