[MLS] How can you leave Edson Buddle off the U.S. World Cup team? The Los Angeles striker added two more goals, his eighth and ninth of the young MLS season, in the Galaxy's 3-1 with over Philadelphia. But as Bob Bradley alluded to on Thursday, equally impressive about Buddle are "the little things on the field that make a difference for his team," like his assist 39 seconds into Saturday's match that makes him again No. 1 in our Saturday's Three Stars awards ...
Saturday's Three Stars
1. EDSON BUDDLE (Los Angeles).
Scorer of the Los Angeles Galaxy's first seven goals of the season, Buddle turned provider 53 seconds into Saturday's game against Philadelphia, breaking through the Union backline and feeding A.J. DeLaGarza at the far post for the first goal. Buddle then put the game away with two goals, the first an opportunistic finish in the penalty area and the second after being fed by Landon Donovan.
2. LUIS ANGEL LANDIN (Houston).
The jury is still out on the young Mexican striker, signed on loan to a Designated Player contract last season, but he had arguably his best game with the Dynamo, scoring the first goal with a delicate chip and setting up Bryan Mullan for the second goal in its 3-0 win over Kansas City. Landin's partnership with Dominic Oduro clicked as they repeatedly broke open the Wizards' defense.
3. CHRIS WONDOLOWSKI (San Jose).
Wondolowski scored his third goal in as many matches to give the Quakes a 1-0 victory over Colorado. He ran on to a feed from Ryan Johnson, let the ball bounce once and then struck a vicious left-footed shot that gave Rapids keeper Matt Pickens no chance. The win was the Quakes' third in five games. It took them until their 14th game last year to get three wins.