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Galaxy carries abundance of attacking riches into semifinals
April 2nd, 2013 2:40AM
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[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE]Landon Donovan is back, Robbie Keane should be available again, and Mike Magee -- MLS's leading scorer with five goals in four games -- also has played up front. Add to them teen sensations Jack McBeanand Jose Villarreal -- the Galaxy's starting strike force the last two weeks -- and LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has an abundance of attacking riches heading into Wednesday's Concacaf Champions League semifinal against defending champion Monterrey.

-- Donovan played the last 30 minutes of Saturday's 2-2 tie with Toronto FC and admitted he gave away a lot of passes that he wouldn’t normally give away. But he was thrilled to be back and confident about the future. "I’m just not sharp in a soccer way," he admitted, "and I’m probably going to need a week or two and then that will come back.

-- Keane suffered a calf injury in a World Cup qualifier with Ireland on March 22 and missed Ireland's second game four days later.  He flew back to Los Angeles rather than travel with the Galaxy to Toronto but should be available, according to Arena, for the Monterrey game.

-- Since Villarreal's return from Under-20 World Cup qualifying, Magee has returned to his position in midfield, but he followed up on his hat trick in the Galaxy's 4-0 win over Chicago to open the MLS season with goals the last two weeks against both Colorado and Toronto FC.

-- Unlike Villarreal, McBean didn't make the under-20 national team but he has played well just about every time out with Los Angeles. The Galaxy couldn't break down Chivas USA until McBean, only 18, scored in the second half. He did tremendous work without reward against Colorado and assisted on Magee's opening goal in Toronto.

-- Villarreal, 19, is rapidly developing a highlight reel of goals, all with his left foot. His goal against Herediano in the CCL quarterfinals was almost a carbon copy of his first MLS goal, scored last summer against Vancouver. And how good was tying goal against Toronto on Saturday? It earned SportsCenter's No. 1 play of the day.



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