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MLS Game Summary - Los Angeles at Seattle



(Monday, July 28, 2014)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Seattle 0

Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Landon Donovan scored a goal and assisted on two more as the Los Angeles Galaxy coasted to a 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field on Monday.

The Galaxy jumped on Seattle early with all three goals arriving in the first 36 minutes, while the visitors cruised home from there to record a third win in four games.

Seattle entered the match six points clear at the top of the Western Conference, but Sigi Schmid's side was well below par on Monday and suffered a second defeat in three league games.

The Sounders were particularly poor in the first half as the team failed to maintain any consistent possession while leaving too many openings at the back.

And the Galaxy took advantage eight minutes into the contest as Marcelo Sarvas slipped a pass into the penalty area for Donovan, who laid off a ball for Gyasi Zardes to slam first-time past goalkeeper Stefan Frei.

Sarvas had a hand in the second goal as well 10 minutes later as he got to the top of the box and unleashed a shot that took a slight deflection on its way to goal. The redirection forced Frei to parry the ball into the path of Donovan, who was left with an easy finish.

Things got even worse for Seattle in the 36th when Donovan released Sarvas with a pass that allowed him to dribble toward the edge of the area before dropping a ball off to Stefan Ishizaki on the right. He then drove a first- time shot past the diving Frei and inside the left post.

Frei made two saves on Zardes late in the first half to keep his team within three goals, but it was the lone bright spot in an otherwise forgettable 45 minutes for Seattle.

The Sounders didn't manage to test Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo until the 59th minute, when a curling shot from Clint Dempsey forced him to make a diving save to keep his clean sheet.

Los Angeles took its foot off the gas the rest of the way and easily coasted home for three big points.

07/29 00:06:39 ET

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Local
3rd
WAS 71
CHA 74
 
Half
LOU 31
NCSU 33
 
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
Final
ATL 4
BOS 2
Final
STL 5
NYM 4
Final
PHI 0
NYY 10
Final
MIN 2
PIT 4
Final
WAS 1
STL 1
4th
BAL 0
TAM 0
 
Final
TOR 4
DET 1
Final
CHC 6
CWS 3
Final
OAK 7
TEX 6
Final
ANA 2
ARI 7
Final
ARI 3
CLE 2
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HOU 0
MIA 0
 
9:05pm Tonight
KAN
SEA
 
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SDP
COL
 
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CIN
MIL
 
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LOS
SFG
 
3rd
WAS 71
CHA 74
 
4th
ORL 76
DET 87
 
3rd
PHI 62
LAC 75
 
Half
NYK 39
BOS 47
 
Half
BRK 57
CLE 56
 
Half
TOR 46
LAL 48
 
Half
ATL 55
MIA 37
 
2nd
MEM 27
GSW 39
 
2nd
HOU 38
MIN 23
 
2nd
NOP 36
SAC 30
 
1st
SAN 9
DAL 5
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
UTA
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PHO
POR
2nd
GONZ 47
UCLA 36
 
Half
LOU 31
NCSU 33
 
9:45pm Tonight
DUKE
UTAH
10:00pm Tonight
NARZ
KSU
10:07pm Tonight
OKLA
MSU
1st Intermission
MIN 1
CAL 1
 
1st
CHI 1
CLB 1
 
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EDM
DAL