Final: Toronto at Galaxy

Galaxy 2 Toronto FC 0

Edson Buddle made it two in the 83rd minute, stroking home the ball from seven yards out off a one-time pass from Landon Donovan who had tapped along a low David Beckham cross. That’s Buddle’s fifth goal of the season and his second in two games.

The Galaxy should have scored more, Beckham most notably squandering an opportunity in the 80th minute after Chris Birchall had again set him up with a pass from a long Landon Donovan cross field ball.

Still, Becks was the Galaxy’s man of the match tonight, looking busier and more interested than he has for some time. He received a huge ovation when he was replaced by Jovan Kirovski in the 89th minute.

The win means the Galaxy keep pace with Houston (who beat Real Salt Lake 3-2 tonight) and remain second in the Western Conference.

BTW, 10-man Chivas USA drew 0-0 with the Seattle Sounders after Marcelo Saragosa got himself sent off 20 minutes from the end of regulation with a stupid and nasty-looking foul on Fredy Montero.

More later.

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