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Played
August 23, 2012 10:00 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ J. Peñaloza Soto‎
Attendance:‬ 10574‎
 
20′ (OG) R. Alvarado
N. Muñoz 17′
22′ Robbie Keane
N. Muñoz 87′ (PG)
45+1′ David Beckham
 
82′ Juninho
 
90+3′ Juninho
 

LA Galaxy 5-2 Metapan: Becks has a hand in three goals of CONCACAF Chamions League beatdown

The Galaxy claimed a hectic and messy CONCACAF Champions League clash in the Home Depot Center on Thursday.

By Zac Lee Rigg

David Beckham assisted two in the first half and then scored one of his own to lead the LA Galaxy to a 5-2 home win over Isidro Metapan in the CONCACAF Champions League on Thursday.

The Salvadorian side took the lead in the 17th minute through Nicolás Muñoz. Then Beckham took over, creating two goals in two minutes. Pinpoint crosses led to Galaxy goals through Jose Alvarado (own goal) and Robbie Keane.

Beckham then scored straight from a corner kick, an olimpico, for the 1000th goal in CONCACAF Champions League history.

There was still plenty of drama left, however. Robbie Keane was booked for diving in the 70th minute and then ejected for dissent in a rather bizarre decision by referee Juan Soto.

In the final 10 minutes of the match, there were three goals, with the undermanned Galaxy grabbing two of them. Muñoz's second was sandwiched by Juninho strikes.

A hamstring injury kept Landon Donovan out of the match. Bruce Arena hopes to have the American international back for Sunday's MLS matchup with FC Dallas. Next up in the CCL for Los Angeles is the Puerto Rico Islanders on Aug. 29.

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Los Angeles Galaxy

12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
A.J. DeLaGarza
Defender
6′
 - 
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
 - 
5
Sean Franklin
Defender
 - 
2
Todd Dunivant
Defender
 - 
32
David Beckham
Midfielder
22′ 46′ 80′
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
82′ 93′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
93′
 - 
8
 - 
33
 - 
7
Robbie Keane
Striker
22′ 70′ 70′
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A.D. Isidro Metapán

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2
M. Molina
Defender
 - 
15
 - 
20
O. Mejía
Midfielder
 - 
-
R. Alvarado
Midfielder
20′
 - 
8
L. Perla
Midfielder
77′
 - 
12
C. Sánchez
Midfielder
60′
 - 
-
 - 
-
R. Sánchez
Midfielder
 - 
-
P. Suárez
Midfielder
 - 
22
N. Muñoz
Striker
17′ 87′

Substitutes

1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Bryan Gaul
Defender
85′
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
63′
 - 
34
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

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J. Martínez
Midfielder
77′
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-
 - 
-
S. Martín
Midfielder
86′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
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  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
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  • 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
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