Los Angeles, CA
After breaking out of an early-season offensive slump two weeks ago, Landon Donovan led the Galaxy's reinvigorated potent attack to strike twice in the first half as Los Angeles edged the Colorado Rapids to claim their second straight victory.
Donovan scored in the 39th minute, helping the Galaxy notch their first road win, a 2-1 victory over the Rapids, in Major League Soccer action.
It marked just the second goal for the Galaxy's superstar, who helped Los Angeles in securing its second straight MLS Supporters' Shield in 2011.
Donovan also scored the title-clinching goal in the 2011 MLS Cup as Los Angeles top the Houston Dynamo for its 4th MLS Cup crown. His brilliant effort was recognized with the MLS Cup MVP
Donovan scored his first league goal of the season on April 14, during a 3-1 win over the Portland Timbers. He also added his second assist on a goal by fellow Galaxy star David Beckham, who also snapped a scoring slump.
That critical win not only put an end to a two-game losing skid, but it also lifted the Galaxy off the bottom of the Western Conference.
On Saturday, Donovan scored the eventual winner after an own goal from Rapids defender Marvell Wynne in the 21st.
Donovan has two goals and two assists in five matches on the season. The 30-year-old forward-midfielder also has eight shots during that span.
L.A. goalkeeper Josh Saunders preserved the win after denying Rapids striker Omar Cummings' second goal of the night. Saunders thwarted a penalty kick from Cummings in stoppage time.
The triumph moved L.A. to 3-3-0 on the current campaign.
The Galaxy are expected to try to build on another win April 28 when they host FC Dallas, while the Rapids (3-4-0) will try to halt a three-game losing skid when they welcome Chivas USA also on the same day.
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