FINAL: PHILADELPHIA UNION 1, LA GALAXY 4

Philadelphia Union
1- 4
LA Galaxy
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 4:30PM PDT PPL Park
MATCH NEWS

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LA GALAXY INSIDER BLOG

BOX SCORE

LA Galaxy 4, Philadelphia Union 1
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
PPL Park – Chester, Pa.

Scoring Summary:
LA – Own Goal (Zac MacMath) 3’
PHI – Amobi Okugo 2 (Sheanon Williams 1) 23’
LA – Robbie Keane 2 (Landon Donovan 2, Marcelo Sarvas 3) 71’
LA – Hector Jimenez 1 (Landon Donovan 3) 80’
LA – Landon Donovan 2 (Robbie Keane 3) 87’

Misconduct Summary:
PHI – Bakary Soumare (Yellow Card) 53’
PHI – Raymon Gaddis (Yellow Card) 68’
LA – Sean Franklin (Yellow Card) 85’
PHI – Amobi Okugo (Yellow Card) 91+

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: Carlo Cudicini; A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez, Tommy Meyer (Sean Franklin 63’), Todd Dunivant (Greg Cochrane 81’); Landon Donovan, Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas, Mike Magee; Robbie Keane©, Jose Villarreal (Hector Jimenez 72’).

Subs Not Used: Brian Rowe, Leonardo, Rafael Garcia, Charlie Rugg.

Philadelphia Union: Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Bakary Soumare (Michael Farfan 81’), Raymon Gaddis; Kleberson, Brian Carroll©, Keon Daniel; Danny Cruz (Antoine Hoppenot 64’), Jack McInerney, Sebastien Le Toux (Conor Casey 64’).

Subs Not Used: Chris Konopka, Chris Albright, Roger Torres, Aaron Wheeler.

Referee: Ismail Elfath
Referee’s Assistants: Craig Lowry and James Conlee
4th Official: Chris Penso

Attendance: 17,031

Notes:

  • With the win, the Galaxy are now 5-3-2 on the season for 17 points. They are now tied with Real Salt Lake for third placein the Western Conference and are just one point behind second place Portland.
  • The victory snaps LA’s two-game losing streak and is their first in the league since a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake o April 27.
  • This was the first time that the Galaxy had scored four goals in a regular season game since the season opening 4-0 win over Chicago and the first time that they had done so in all competitions since their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Second Leg victory over Herediano, a game that LA won 4-1 at The Home Depot Center.
  • They are now 2-2-1 on the road in the regular season and 3-1-1 when facing Eastern Conference clubs.
  • Landon Donovan made his 200th regular season appearance in a Galaxy uniform and finished the night with a goal and two assists.
  • Bruce Arena made three changes to the team that lost 3-1 away to Vancouver on Saturday with Tommy Meyer making his first start of the season while Todd Dunivant and Robbie Keane each returned from injury. Those three replaced Greg Cochrane, Sean Franklin and Hector Jimenez all starting the game on the bench.
  • This was the 14th straight game in all competitions this season that the Galaxy had made at least one change to their starting lineup.
  • With Keane returning to the starting lineup, he once again for the captain’s armband for the Galaxy.
  • Jack McBean missed his third straight game because of a fractured left clavicle while Gyasi Zardes also sat out with an ankle injury.
  • The Galaxy took a 1-0 lead after just three minutes on an own goal from Philadelphia goalkeeper Zac MacMath, who had a Landon Donovan penalty kick deflect into the net off his head.
  • That was the first own goal scored for the Galaxy in a regular season game since San Jose’s Jason Hernandez scored one on June 30, 2012 in a 4-3 Galaxy loss at Stanford Stadium.
  • The goal was LA’s earliest of the season, breaking Mike Magee’s previous mark of six minutes, which came in the 2-0 win at Real Salt Lake on April 27.
  • The last time that the Galaxy scored in the third minute or earlier of a regular season game was on May 23, 2012 when Hector Jimenez scored the first goal of his career in the third minute of a 3-2 home loss to San Jose.
  • Philadelphia equalized 20 minutes later when Amobi Okugo headed home a long throw in from Sheanon Williams to tie the score at 1-1.
  • The Union goal was the first goal surrendered by LA in the opening 25 minutes of a game this season.
  • Robbie Keane appeared to give the Galaxy a 2-1 lead just before the half, only to be ruled offside as he tapped home the rebound of a Jose Villarreal shot that had hit the post.
  • Keane did give the Galaxy the lead in the 71st minute, finishing a pass from Landon Donovan. That goal was Keane’s second of the season and first since the season opening win over Chicago on March 3.
  • Donovan collected his second assist of the season on the goal while Marcelo Sarvas was credited with his third, which gave him the team-lead.
  • Donovan tied Sarvas for the team lead in assists nine minutes later, setting up Hector Jimenez’s first goal of the season.
  • Jimenez, who lead the Galaxy reserves with two goals on the season, scored with his first shot on goal of the season, making the score 3-1 in the 80th minute.
  • LA rounded out the scoring in the 87th minute when Landon Donovan scored his second goal of the season, finishing a pass from Robbie Keane. Both of Donovan’s goals this season have been assisted by Keane.
  • Keane's assist was his third of the season, leaving him tied with Donovan and Sarvas for the team lead.
  • The Galaxy committed eight fouls in the first half against the Union. That was equal to their total from their two previous games combined.
  • Philadelphia outshot the Galaxy 17-15, but LA had seven shots on target compared to just three for the Union.
  • Sean Franklin entered the game in the 63rd minute for his first appearance of the season as a substitute. He was later booked in the 85th minute, collecting his second ywllow card of the year.
  • Franklin’s yellow card was the only one shown to a Galaxy player on the night while three Union players were cautioned by referee Ismail Elfeth.
  • The Galaxy now head to New York to round out their three-game road trip with a game against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, May 19 at Red Bull Arena. That game kicks off at 10 a.m. (PT) and will be shown live on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.