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Donovan makes statement in big Galaxy win
by Paul Kennedy, May 15th, 2013 10:11PM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 12] Amid reports that he wouldn't be on Jurgen Klinsmann's national team roster being released on Thursday, Landon Donovan made a statement that he isn't quite yet finished with one goal and two assists in the last 20 minutes as the defending MLS champion Los Angeles Galaxy snapped a two-game losing streak with a 4-1 win at the Philadelphia Union.

Perhaps not so coincidentally, the game -- Donovan's 200th with the Galaxy -- also marked the return of Irish star Robbie Keane, who scored the winning goal.

All Donovan's scoring -- two goals and three assists -- this season has come in the two games Keane and he have played together.

He was also involved in the first goal as his corner kick deflected off the head of Philadelphia goalkeeper Zac MacMath for an own goal.

Donovan was much more involved in the game -- completing 50 of 71 passes -- than in Saturday's 3-1 loss at Vancouver -- when he completed just 35 of 56 passes.

On both goals Donovan set up, the goal scorer was wide open but he thread the needle. He was wide open to take Keane's pass on the final goal in the 87th minute but he made a nive move to elude MacMath and score into an empty net.

MLS, WEEK 12 RESULTS:
Wednesday, May 15
Philadelphia 1 LA Galaxy 4.
PHI: own goal 3
PHI: Amobi Okugo (Sheanon Williams) 23
LA: Robbie Keane (Landon Donovan, Marcelo Sarvas) 71
LA: Hector Jimenez (Landon Donovan) 80
LA: Landon Donovan (Robbie Keane) 87
Att.: 17,031.

Own Goal:


Okugo Goal:


Keane Goal:


Jimenez Goal:


Donovan Goal:


MLS, WEEK 12 SCHEDULE:
Saturday, May 18
5:00 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Columbus, TSN, Univision Dep.
7:00 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Portland
7:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Chicago
8:30 pm ET
Houston vs. New England
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Colorado
Seattle vs. FC Dallas

Sunday, May 19

1:00 pm ET
New York vs. LA Galaxy, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes
5:00 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Sporting KC, UniMas
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

21 New York 6-4-3 19/15
20 Houston 6-2-2 17/9
20 Montreal 6-2-2 15/11
17 Sporting KC 5-4-2 14/9
15 Philadelphia 4-4-3 14/18
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12 Columbus 3-4-3 12/10
10 New England 2-4-4 6/9
7 Chicago 2-6-1 6/15
7 Toronto FC 1-5-4 10/15
4 D.C. United 1-8-1 5/19

Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

24 FC Dallas 7-1-3 18/11
18 Portland 4-1-6 18/12
17 LA Galaxy 5-3-2 17/9
17 Real Salt Lake 5-5-2 13/13
15 Colorado 4-4-3 10/9
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14 San Jose 3-4-5 12/18
12 Vancouver 3-4-3 12/14
12 Seattle 3-3-3 10/7
11 Chivas USA 3-5-2 12/18
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
7 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
6 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
6 Mike Magee (Los Angeles)
6 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
5 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
5 Chris Wondolowski (San Jose)
5 Thierry Henry (New York)

MLS, WEEK 13 SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 25
7:00 pm ET
Montreal vs. Philadelphia
D.C. United vs. Portland
Univision Dep.
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Toronto FC
8:30 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. San Jose
9:00 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chicago
Colorado vs. Chivas USA

Sunday, May 26

3:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Houston, NBCSN
5 pm ET
New York vs. Columbus, UniMas
11:00 pm ET

LA Galaxy vs. Seattle, ESPN2



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