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Donovan's makes Galaxy return
by Ridge Mahoney, March 16th, 2009 7AM

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[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.



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