MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at Los Angeles|
(Sunday, March 18, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Los Angeles 3, D.C. United 1
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - Robbie Keane scored a goal in each half to lead
the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-1 win over D.C. United at The Home Depot Center
The Galaxy (1-1-0) squandered a host of chances in the first half before Keane
put them in front just before the break, while the Irishman netted his second
goal with 20 minutes to play.
Marcelo Sarvas came off the bench to add a third goal for L.A. in the 86th
minute before United's Nick DeLeon scored one minute later to spoil the clean
sheet for Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders.
D.C. netminder Joe Willis was plenty busy in the first half as he did well to
keep out shots from Mike Magee and Keane before finally conceding in the 45th
Todd Dunivant found himself open at the back post and he nodded a cross back
through the face of goal to an unmarked Keane, who easily finished from inside
the six-yard box.
Despite creating few chances in the first half United substitute Emiliano
Dudar missed a great opportunity to level the match as he put a shot over the
net from just a few yards out.
The Galaxy took advantage and Landon Donovan had a big hand in the second
goal, stealing the ball in the attacking third and laying it off to Keane on
the left. He then took two touches and hammered a left-footed shot inside the
Edson Buddle forced Willis into a good save 15 minutes from time, but David
Beckham played provider in the 86th with a short chip that was turned in at
the near post by the head of Sarvas.
The lone blemish for L.A. came just after the goal as Marcelo Saragosa played
in DeLeon for his first tally of the campaign.
L.A.'s win comes after a 3-1 defeat to Real Salt Lake to open the season,
while United (0-2-0) has lost its first two matches.
03/18 21:08:15 ET