Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Donovan's makes Galaxy return
by Ridge Mahoney, March 16th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Landon Donovan made his first preseason appearance for the Galaxy since returning from his loan to Bayern Munich and helped create his team's goal in a 1-1 tie with Chicago in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday.

Donovan's corner kick in the fourth minute yielded a partial clearance as far as the top of the penalty area, where midfielder Josh Tudela corralled it and lashed it into the top corner. Chicago equalized in the 30th minute when Patrick Nyarko crossed from the right-wing corner to Marco Pappa, who controlled the ball with his first touch and scored with the second.

In the second half, Galaxy keeper Donovan Ricketts saved a diving header by Brian McBride, who also set up a half-chance for Cuauhtemoc Blanco that the Galaxy defense scrambled out of danger.

Both teams used only four substitutes in their final preseason tune-up.  Donovan played the entire 90 minutes. The Fire opens the 2009 season Saturday in Dallas. Los Angeles hosts D.C. United on Sunday.

March 14 in Tempe, Ariz.
Dallas 1 Los Angeles 1. Goals: Pappa (Nyarko) 30; Tudela 4.
Chicago -- Busch (Noble, 60), Segares, Robinson, Soumare, Ward, Mapp (Blanco, 61),  Conde, Pause, Pappa (Banner, 76), McBride, Nyarko (Dimitrov, 86).
Los Angeles -- Ricketts (Saunders, 63), Franklin (Marshall, 86), Gonzalez, Sanneh, DeLaGarza, Klein, Tudela, Kovalenko, Magee (Patterson, 64), Kirovski (Jordan 75), Donovan.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Michael Garcia    
"It is the lack of leadership on these issues within FIFA that leads me to conclude ...
Video Pick: Player loses his wig!    
The 19-year-old defender Baily Cargill was one of the top rated players for second division Bournemouth ...
MLS Trade Central: Wednesday's deals    
MLS and Chivas de Guadalajara reached an agreement regarding Mexican star Erick "Cubo" Torres, who played ...
NASL will open 2015 spring season on April 4    
The North American Soccer League will open its fifth season with the first week of the ...
Las Vegas gets its soccer stadium, too    
It isn't every day that two cities pass measures to build soccer stadiums. Hours after the ...
U.S. Abroad: Midweek Hot (and Cold) List    
John Brooks scored his first goal of the Bundesliga season for Hertha Berlin to open the ...
Road to Vancouver: More to Brazil than Marta    
Marta, whose magnificent performance powered Brazil past the USA Sunday at the Torneio Internacional da Brasilia, ...
TV Report: Fox plans unprecedented coverage    
The 2015 Women's World Cup will receive unprecedented coverage on Fox as it will air 16 ...
Klinsmann red-carded in starring role against Germany    
Jonathan Klinsmann's first international match against Germany, the country his father, Jurgen, played for and coached, ...
Olsen sees new D.C. stadium as one piece of grand plan    
He's D.C. United through and through, so head coach and former player Ben Olsen knows better ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives