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Keane and Donovan combine for late Galaxy win
by Paul Kennedy, August 21st, 2013 12:56AM

TAGS:  concacaf champions league, houston dynamo, los angeles galaxy, mls


[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Week 2] The LA Galaxy opened up play  in the 2013-14 edition of the Concacaf Champions League with a 2-0 win over Cartagines of Costa Rica thanks to a pair of second-half goals from Robbie Keane set up by Landon Donovan. The Houston Dynamo got a late scare but held on for a 0-0 tie at DIRECTV W Connection of Trinidad & Tobago.

Donovan didn't start at the StubHub Center but four minutes after he came on he threaded a ball through four Cartagines defenders that Keane slotted past keeper Wardy Alfaro. Three minutes into stoppage time, Donovan fed Keane for a second goal.

W Connection midfielder Neil Benjamin had the game's best chances, missing with Tally Hall beaten on a breakaway in the 73rd minute and hitting the crossbar in the 85th minute.

In the third CCL game of the night, U.S. U-18 star Paul Arriola scored his second goal in five days to open the scoring for Tijuana in its 3-2 win at Victoria of Honduras in a match delayed because lightning knocked the power at the Estadio Ceibano in La Ceiba.

Four other American-born players also played -- starters Greg Garza and Bruno Piceno and subs Joe Corona and Edgar Castillo.

Victoria-Tijuana Highlights:

CCL WEEK 2: Results
Tuesday, August 20
DIRECTV W Connection (TRI) 0 Houston Dynamo (USA) 0
LA Galaxy (USA) 2 Cartagines (CRC) 0
Victoria (HON)  2 Tijuana (MEX) 3

CCL WEEK 2: Schedule
Wednesday, August 21
Heredia (GUA) vs. Montreal Impact (CAN)
Real Esteli (NCA) vs.  Olimpia (HON)
Thursday, August 22
Cruz Azul (MEX) vs. Herediano (CRC)
Comunicaciones (GUA) vs. Toluca (MEX)
Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) vs. Alajuelense (CRC)

CCL WEEK 1: Results
Thursday, August 8
Valencia FC (HAI) 1 Herediano (CRC) 6
Isidro Metapan (SLV) 2 Cartagines (CRC) 4
Arabe Unido (PAN) 3 DIRECTV W Connection (TRI) 1
Wednesday, August 7
Montreal Impact 1 San Jose Earthquakes 0
Sporting San Miguelito (PAN) 0 Club America (MEX) 1
Real Esteli (NCA) 0 Sporting Kansas City 2
Tuesday, August 6
Toluca (MEX) 3 Caledonia AIA (TRI) 1
Luis Angel Firpo (SLV) 0 Tijuana (MEX) 0

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