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Landon Donovan and the Galaxy were flying Saturday over Robbie Russell and RSL at some points (AP Photo).
Phil Collin filed this game story.
Notable: Buddle has scored multiple goals in each of the Galaxy’s last three games, the first player to do so since Landon Donovan, who scored seven goals in three games in April 2008.
Quotable: Bruce Arena joked at the outset of the post-game news conference that he was surprised the first question wasn’t something along the lines of “is he worried only one player is scoring?” So I asked that.
“We have problems what can I say, we’ll try to work through it,” he said.
Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts, who looked uncharacteristically off tonight on several occasions, failed to smother Kyle Beckerman’s shot for the sole RSL goal just before halftime (AP Photo).
Galaxy lineup: Donovan Ricketts; Todd Dunivant, A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, Sean Franklin (Bryan Jordan 43′); Chris Birchall, Mike Magee (Alex Cazumba 69′), Juninho (Alan Gordon 81′), Michael Stephens; Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle.
The Utah perspective.
Is it too early for a league table? Nah.