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July 4, 2012 10:40 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 27000‎
 
73′ Chad Barrett
Jack McInerney 45+1′
 
Michael Farfan 90+5′

LA Galaxy 1-2 Philadelphia Union: Omar Gonzalez returns

U.S. international Omar Gonzalez made a successful return just six months after tearing his ACL, but he wasn't on the field when Philly scored the stoppage-time winner.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Jack McInerney, Philadelphia Union; Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy; MLS
Victor Decolongon
Omar Gonzalez made his first LA Galaxy appearance of the season after tearing his ACL in January, playing 45 minutes in a 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union.

Jack McInerney scored deep into first half stoppage time. Michael Farfan sprinted past David Junior Lopes toward the endline and cut the ball back into the box. With his marker hanging tight, McInerney flicked the ball behind him with his heel, sending it smoothly into the bottom far corner.

Gonzalez made way at halftime as a precautionary measure. Sean Franklin replaced him.

Midway through the second half the Galaxy equalized. Landon Donovan slipped the ball to Todd Dunivant, who hit a low hard cross. Robbie Keane touched the ball on and Chad Barrett scored his first of the season.

The winner came in the 95th minute. Michael Farfan finished past Josh Saunders with a nice Lionard Pajoy backheel in the buildup.

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Los Angeles Galaxy

12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Todd Dunivant
Defender
 - 
-
David Lopes
Defender
 - 
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
46′
 - 
20
A.J. DeLaGarza
Defender
97′
 - 
8
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
60′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
7
Robbie Keane
Striker
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10
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Philadelphia Union

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18
Zac MacMath
Goalkeeper
78′
 - 
22
 - 
-
 - 
25
 - 
7
Brian Carroll
Midfielder
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30
Freddy Adu
Striker
71′
 - 
13
Michael Lahoud
Midfielder
62′
 - 
14
Amobi Okugo
Defender
70′
 - 
26
Michael Farfan
Midfielder
95′
 - 
26
Keon Daniel
Midfielder
75′
 - 
9

Substitutes

1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
-
Bryan Gaul
Defender
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-
 - 
-
 - 
19
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Chris Konopka
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
28
Ray Gaddis
Defender
 - 
-
G. Gómez
Midfielder
62′
 - 
20
Roger Torres
Midfielder
 - 
-
L. Pajoy
Striker
75′
 - 
29

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