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MLS Game Summary - Los Angeles at Columbus



(Saturday, May 29, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Columbus 0

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Galaxy are now the only unbeaten team in Major League Soccer after an impressive 2-0 victory at the Columbus Crew on Saturday night.

The game, which was between the only two remaining unbeatens in MLS this season, also featured the Eastern and Western Conference leaders.

The Galaxy (9-0-2), playing without leading goal scorer Edson Buddle and leading assist man Landon Donovan because of their inclusions on the U.S. World Cup team, didn't miss a beat on the road on Saturday.

L.A. got the game's first goal on a counter attack just 10 minutes in. Chris Birchall received the ball in the offensive third and drove to the right corner of the Columbus penalty area before playing a ball into space on the right side. Michael Stephens took a touch and fired a hard shot past goalkeeper Will Hesmer for the early advantage.

That was how the score stayed until late in the second half when Tristan Bowen slotted home a Chris Klein feed to close out the scoring.

It was Bowen's first goal of the season.

The Galaxy will aim to continue their impressive start to the season next Saturday when they host the Houston Dynamo. The Crew (6-1-2) will try to rebound from their first loss of the season travel to take on the San Jose Earthquakes later the same night in their next MLS fixture.

05/29 21:49:41 ET