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Played
August 20, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ H. Rodríguez‎
 
67′ Robbie Keane
 
90+3′ Robbie Keane
 

LA Galaxy 2-0 C.S. Cartagines: Donovan and Keane link up in CCL win

The MLS Champions took top spot in their CCL group with a win where their big names showed up.

By Keith Hickey

Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy, MLS
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The Robbie Keane/Landon Donovan axis again proved fruitful for Los Angeles as the Galaxy defeated Cartagines of Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage at the StubHub Center.

The Galaxy had the better of the early going, with Robbie Keane particularly lively. The Irishman had a number of near-misses including a shot across Wardy Alfaro' far post in the 22nd and an effort late in the half where Alfaro made a save on Keane's tight-angle shot at the near side.

It took the introduction of fellow DP Landon Donovan in the second half for Keane to find the net. The American star spotted Keane making a run to the far post and sent a long ball over the top and across the field. Keane collected well and slotted his finish under and off of Alfaro to take a lead in the 66th minute.

Keane doubled up in second-half stoppage time, again fed by Donovan, who cut an excellent through-ball to leave Keane all alone in front of Alfaro's net, and it was a simple deed for the decorated forward to finish.

Los Angeles moves to first place in Group 8 following the win. LA will next host El salvador's Isidro Metapan on Sept. 18.


Los Angeles Galaxy

18
J. Penedo
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
 - 
5
Sean Franklin
Defender
 - 
2
Todd Dunivant
Defender
 - 
28
Kofi Opare
Defender
38′
 - 
8
 - 
25
Pablo Mastroeni
Midfielder
 - 
14
Robbie Rogers
Midfielder
44′
 - 
-
Michael Stephens
Midfielder
83′
 - 
7
Robbie Keane
Striker
67′ 93′
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33
 - 

Club Sport Cartaginés

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W. Alfaro
Goalkeeper
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-
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-
A. Flores
Defender
 - 
-
R. Alvarado
Defender
 - 
-
E. Sirias
Defender
 - 
-
C. Johnson
Defender
 - 
-
P. Jiménez
Midfielder
73′
 - 
-
D. Fonseca
Midfielder
80′
 - 
-
P. Herrera
Midfielder
 - 
-
R. Brenes
Striker
 - 
-

Substitutes

12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
83′
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
10
 - 
11
 - 
32
 - 

Substitutes

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L. Torres
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 
-
F. Montoya
Midfielder
 - 
-
K. Vega
Midfielder
73′
 - 
-
N. Monge
Midfielder
 - 
-
B. López
Striker
80′ 87′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
Group 1 Matchday 2
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
R. Nava R. Nava
Striker
Toluca
7 0
N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
Striker
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
4 0