November 21, 2011 in Sports

Donovan’s goal gives Galaxy MLS Cup

 

CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan scored in the 72nd minute on passes from Robbie Keane and David Beckham, and the Los Angeles Galaxy’s three superstars won their first MLS Cup together with a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on Sunday.

Beckham won his first MLS championship in the final game of his groundbreaking five-year contract with the Galaxy, who rolled to the franchise’s third league title after finishing with MLS’ best regular-season record.

Beckham punctuated a solid performance in the MLS Cup with an alert header to Keane, the Irish striker who joined Los Angeles in midseason. Keane fed Donovan, who struck home his record 20th MLS playoff goal.

Beckham lifted Donovan off his feet with a hug after the final whistle.


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