MLS Game Summary - Chivas USA at Los Angeles|
(Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Los Angeles 1, Chivas USA 0
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Galaxy earned their seventh
Major League Soccer victory in their last 10 fixtures on Saturday night, 1-0
over Chivas USA in 2009's final regular season installment of the
Thanks to David Beckham's first goal of the season 10 minutes from time, the
Galaxy (9-4-11) were able to climb within two points of Western Conference
leaders Houston, ahead of the Dynamo's league fixture at Colorado on Sunday
The Galaxy also claimed the season series from the Goats, going 2-0-1 against
their L.A. rivals.
Beckham's goal came off a free kick in the offensive third. Todd Dunivant took
the kick from the left side, arching a ball into the Chivas USA penalty area.
L.A. defender Omar Gonzalez got his head on the ball to deflect it to the top
of the 18-yard box, where Beckham was able to one-time the volley off the left
post and in, past Chivas USA goalkeeper Lance Parker.
The Galaxy will aim to continue their current form when they host FC Dallas on
Sept. 12 in their next league fixture, while Chivas USA (10-9-3) hosts New
England on Sept. 13 in their next MLS match.
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