Landon Donovan Strikes Back, LA Galaxy Beat Eastern Conference Leaders Sporting Kansas City

If there’s such a thing as a statement game this early in the season, the LA Galaxy-Sporting Kansas City contest was just that pitting the defending MLS champions against the Eastern Conference leaders.

The largest crowd of the season saw the best game of the year so far at Home Depot Center, Landon Donovan adding yet another storied night to a highlight reel-filled career after missing a PK last week, claiming a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win in just his fifth game back since an extended hiatus.

“Don’t count the old guy out just yet,” Donovan said.

Classy and soccer savvy Robbie Keane served up Donovan’s goal on a platter in a gesture that, as Donovan observed, said much about the Irishman’s leadership qualities.

Sporting were the best visitors to the HDC so far and Donovan said he expected to see the again come the playoffs.

Staff Writer Scott Wolf has the game story.

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