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MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Los Angeles



(Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Seattle 0

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Galaxy became the only higher seeded team in the opening round of the 2010 Major League Soccer Cup playoffs to get through to the conference final with a 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders FC in the second and deciding leg of their home-and-home, total goals series on Sunday night.

The Galaxy, who had the best record in the league during the regular season, combined the dominating effort on Sunday at The Home Depot Center with a 1-0 win at Seattle last weekend to advance 3-1 on aggregate.

Edson Buddle, who scored the only goal of game one, gave his team a 1-0 advantage in game two when he headed home a David Beckham corner kick in the 19th minute.

The Galaxy made it 2-0 in the game and 3-0 in the series before the half-hour mark when a Beckham free kick to the near post was headed past Seattle goalkeeper Kasey Keller by L.A. defender Omar Gonzalez.

Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who was recently named the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year, made a big save on Seattle attacker Steve Zakuani in the 66th to keep his team's three-goal advantage before Zakuani finally broke through four minutes from time.

Nate Jaqua started the chance by playing a ball into the area to Zakuani, who turned and fired a shot right through the hands of Ricketts. Seattle's first- ever playoff goal was too little, too late as the Galaxy will host FC Dallas in their MLS-record 10th conference championship game next weekend.

11/07 23:22:02 ET