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May 12, 2012 4:10 PM EDT
Stade Olympique — Montréal, QC
Referee:‬ J. Anno‎
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Montreal Impact 1-1 Los Angeles Galaxy: Beckham free kick salvages draw for LA

More poor defending from the reigning Champion, but Beckham made sure the Galaxy didn't leave Quebec empty-handed.

By Keith Hickey

David Beckham, Felipe Martins, Los Angeles Galaxy, Montreal Impact, MLS
Richard Wolowicz
A trademark David Beckham free kick beat Donovan Ricketts in the 62nd minute to end a two-game losing streak for the Los Angeles Galaxy, but the reigning champion is still winless in its last four.

A defensive miscue had allowed Davy Arnaud to get past the Galaxy defense and give Montreal the advantage in just the eighth minute, as A.J. DeLaGarza missed a crucial header and Dan Keat was unable to keep up with Arnaud's pace as he slotted past Brian Perk for his second goal of the season.

Impact keeper Donovan Ricketts did plenty to keep his side in the game against his former club, but even he was powerless against a perfectly-placed Beckham set piece.

The point represents something of a scalp for the Impact, who set a new soccer attendance record for the city of Montreal, drawing 60,860, but it will be scant consolation to the Galaxy, wallowing in the bottom half of a table it ran for most of last year.

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Montreal Impact

1
Donovan Ricketts
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Nelson Rivas
Defender
 - 
6
Hassoun Camara
Defender
 - 
13
Matteo Ferrari
Defender
45′
 - 
5
Jeb Brovsky
Midfielder
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7
Felipe Martins
Midfielder
 - 
18
Collen Warner
Midfielder
 - 
21
Justin Mapp
Midfielder
59′
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8
Davy Arnaud
Midfielder
8′
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27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
85′
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-
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Los Angeles Galaxy

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1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
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2
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5
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20
 - 
15
Daniel Keat
Midfielder
44′
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
57′ 74′
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32
David Beckham
Midfielder
54′ 61′
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-
 - 
7
 - 
10
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Kyle Nakazawa
Midfielder
69′

Substitutes

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Greg Sutton
Goalkeeper
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-
 - 
16
 - 
8
 - 
11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
85′
 - 
17
 - 
33
A. Wenger
Striker
68′
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Substitutes

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Bill Gaudette
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
-
Bryan Gaul
Defender
 - 
8
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
46′
 - 
19

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