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MLS Game Summary - Seattle at Los Angeles



(Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Seattle 0

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Galaxy look to be a strong bet to return to MLS Cup after the reigning champions claimed a convincing 3-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC in the first leg of the Western Conference final at The Home Depot Center on Sunday.

Seattle is making its first-ever appearance at this stage in the playoffs, but it appears to be coming to an abrupt end as Robbie Keane scored twice and added an assist on Mike Magee's goal to lead the Galaxy to a three-goal cushion.

Keane opened the scoring just before halftime when Landon Donovan chipped an inch-perfect ball to the back post. The Irishman was unmarked and calmly snapped his header past Sounders goalkeeper Michael Gspurning.

Magee doubled the advantage in the 64th minute. Keane began a counter attack that went through Sean Franklin and eventually ended up with Magee sweeping home his third playoff goal of the season and the eighth of his career.

Keane put Los Angeles firmly in the driver's seat three minutes later when he tucked home Christian Wilhelmsson's slow-rolling attempt on goal.

Seattle was able to claim an impressive second-leg victory at Rio Tinto Stadium against Real Salt Lake in its previous playoff series, but its three- goal deficit against Los Angeles may be too high of a mountain for the Sounders to climb in the return match at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

11/11 23:04:36 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
SEA 2
TOR 8
Final
HOU 10
DET 8
Final
BAL 2
MIA 5
Final
CIN 2
CLE 5
Final
OAK 7
TAM 2
Final
ANA 1
BOS 6
Final
MIL 1
ATL 2
Final
NYM 1
PIT 9
Final
PHI 1
WAS 4
Final
MIN 8
CWS 1
Final
STL 6
KAN 1
Final
CHC 3
ARI 4
Final
SDP 11
LOS 3
Final
SFG 2
COL 11
Final
TEX 5
NYY 2
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Today
COL
CIN
 
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
 
1:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
 
2:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
 
2:10pm Today
SFG
MIL
 
2:20pm Today
WAS
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
DET
OAK
 
4:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
 
4:15pm Today
ARI
STL
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
8:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
9:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
Final
ATL 111
CLE 114
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
 
Final
TAM 2
NYR 0
9:00pm Tonight
CHI
ANA
 
Final
DUR 13
SWB 10
 
5:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR