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MLS clubs top all four groups
by Paul Kennedy, August 26th, 2011 12:30AM

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TAGS:  concacaf champions league, los angeles galaxy


[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Los Angeles Galaxy's 2-0 win over Alajuelense of Costa Rica assured MLS of having teams atop the standings in all four groups. After Day 2 of the regional competition, MLS clubs are 8-1-1 -- and the lone defeat came Thursday when Toronto FC fell to fellow MLS club FC Dallas, 1-0.

The Galaxy won its second 2-0 game at home when it put away Alajuelense thanks to goals by Omar Gonzalez and Chad Barrett.

David Beckham
fed Gonzalez with a corner kick on the first goal, and on the second goal the Englishman threaded the needle to spring Sean Franklin breaking in from the right wing. Franklin's centering pass found Barrett for an easy goal.

The game ended on a down note for the Galaxy, though. Brazilian Juninho was sent off for an errant -- and needless -- elbow in the 88th minute and will miss the next game: a trip to Mexican club Morelia on Sept. 13.

Week 2 Results:
Aug. 25
Group A
Los Angeles Galaxy 2 Alajuelense (C.R.) 0

LA: Omar Gonzalez 37
LA: Chad Barrett 77
Morelia (Mex.) 4 Motagua (Hond.) 0
MOR: Rafael Marquez Lugo 1
MOR: Joao Rojas 49
MOR: Diego Jimenez 70
MOR: Edgar Lugo 73

Group C
Toronto FC 0 FC Dallas 1.
FCD: Jack Stewart 45
Tauro FC (Pan.) 0 UNAM (Mex.) 0


Aug. 24
Group B
Isidro Metapan (El Sal.) 2 Santos (Mex.) 0
MET: Rodolfo Suarez Diaz 45
MET: Cristhian Javier Bautista 51

Group D
Comunicaciones (Guat.) 2 Herediano (C.R.) 0.
COM: Marbin Ceballos 73    
COM: Bryan Ordonez 90

Aug. 23
Group B
Real Espana (Hond.) 1 Colorado Rapids 1.
COL: Jeff Larentowicz 45
RE: Julio Rodriguez 88

Group D
Monterrey (Mex.) 0 Seattle Sounders 1.
SEA: Alvaro Fernandez 38

Standings:
Group A
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
6 Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0-0 4/0
3 Morelia 1-0-1 4/1
3 Alajuelense 1-0-1 1/2
0 Motagua 0-0-2 0/6
Group B
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-

4 Colorado Rapids 1-1-0 4/3
3 Isidro Metapan 1-0-1 4/3
3 Santos 1-0-1 3/4
1 Real Espana 0-1-1 3/4
Group C
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-

6 FC Dallas 2-0-0 2/0
3 Toronto FC 1-0-1 2/1
1 Tauro FC 0-1-1 1/2
1 UNAM 0-1-1 0/1
Group D
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
6 Seattle Sounders 2-0-0 5/1
3 Monterrey 1-0-1 5/1
3 Comunicaciones 1-0-1 3/4
0 Herediano 0-0-2 0/7



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