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September 2, 2013 08:42 UTC
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Galaxy rout Quakes, keep pace in West Race

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With Real Salt Lake defeating the Portland Timbers 24 hours earlier and playing against a team it has had past trouble keeping leads against, the Los Angeles Galaxy knew they had to be on top their game against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

"With this team, anything can happen," Landon Donovan said regarding San Jose's penchant for come-from-behind-wins at their expense.

RSL stretch lead with vital win

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Real Salt Lake secured a crucial 4-2 win over Conference rivals Portland Timbers at Rio Tinto Stadium on Friday night. Luis Gil, Joao Plata, Javier Morales and Alvaro Saborio scored for the home side, while Darlington Nagbe and Sal Zizzo registered for the visitors.

RSL were coming into the game after a resounding 4-0 thumping of Columbus Crew at home last Saturday.

Donovan signs Extension with LA Galaxy

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One of the most prolific players in the history of Major League Soccer will not be going anywhere anytime soon.

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Galaxy announced that they had reacehd agreement with Landon Donovan on a multi-year extension that will keep the striker/midfielder with the club for the forseeable future.

Timbers Fall Short in Seattle

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Sounders were able to inch up the table Sunday night in front of a(nother) record setting crowd in Seattle. The fact that it came at the expense of their I-5 rivals, Portland Timbers made it all that much sweeter.

Portland fans, recently made aware of the finer points of MLS player acquisition, had high hopes of coming up and spoiling Clint Dempsey's home debut in front of 67,000+ fans.

Chivas USA upsets New York Red Bulls

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For once, it was Chivas USA's turn to get the breaks.

The Goats have always had the great equalizer in keeper Dan Kennedy. However on a shining Sunday afternoon at the Stubhub Center against the strong New York Red Bulls. Chivas made sure it did not have to rely entirely on him to get a result.

RSL punish woeful Crew

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Real Salt Lake (13-8-6) crushed Columbus Crew (8-12-5 ) 4-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Skipper Kyle Beckerman scored a brace, while Devon Sandoval and Luis Gil scored a goal each.

RSL were coming into the game with an indifferent form with only a solitary win in the last six league games, despite their top position in the Western Conference.

Chivas USA Stunned by Shorthanded FC Dallas

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Everything was looking up for Chivas USA on Wednesday night.

Facing an FC Dallas side that had not won in its matches, the Goats jumped out to the lead in the first half and even after allowing Dallas to tie the game, still found themselves in position to get three points when it went a man up late in the second half.

Keane carries Galaxy past Cartagines

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The Los Angeles Galaxy's opening match of the 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League tournament against Costa Rican side Cartagines turned to be a difficult start for the Galaxy.

LA did create numerous scoring chances throughout the match, but had to wait until the 66th minute to finally break through.

Keane’s Hat Trick Carries Galaxy past RSL

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There's always something a little extra special whenever the Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake get together.

The two teams have been the standard bearers in the Western Conference for the last five years and have faced each other twice in the playoffs, the first time for the MLS Cup in 2009 and the second time in a classic Western Conference two years ago.

Galaxy make Omar Gonzalez Team’s Third Designated Player

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The Los Angeles Galaxy took another big step not only for its franchise, but also for Major League Soccer when it announced it had signed Center Back Omar Gonzalez to a multi-year extension that will keep Gonzalez in Los Angeles for the foreseeable future.

The 6-5 Gonzalez's salary makes him the Galaxy's third designated player behind Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, occupying the third DP slot that was vacated by David Beckham when he left the Galaxy after last season.

Rapids rally for Draw against Shorthanded Chivas

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It wasn't your typical Sunday evening at the Stubhub Center, that was for sure.

Sunday night's match between Chivas USA and the Colorado Rapids had plenty of fireworks, with three red cards being handed out and a missed penalty to boot. Yet even though the Rapids were given the man advantage twice in the match, they still had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the Goats on Sunday night.

Galaxy sign Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo

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Looking to further solidify its goalkeeper position, the Los Angeles Galaxy took a step towards that direction when it signed Panamanian Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo on Monday.

"He's a good goalkeeper," Galaxy Head Coach/General Manager Bruce Arena said in a statement released. "I followed him for years for Panama.

Sounders Reveal Clint Dempsey

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Joe Roth couldn't have found a better Hollywood script than this.

After setting season attendance records in MLS and enjoying prodigious success as an expansion club, Sounders hit a snag on the way to the 2013 playoffs. Owners decide it's time to break a couple of US Soccer financial records while taking advantage of a rule that everyone had misinterpreted regarding player acquisition.

Galaxy defeats Juventus at Dodger Stadium

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Playing in one of Los Angeles' most iconic stadiums against one of Eurpoe's top teams, the Los Angeles Galaxy got big performances from its big time players.

The Galaxy put on quite a show in its first game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night. Goals from Center Back Omar Gonzalez, Landon Donovan, fresh off his impressive run of form in the Gold Cup and striker Robbie Keane as the two-time MLS Cup Champions defeated two-time Serie A champions in the second round of the Guinness International Championship Cup.

Villarreal, Zardes spark Galaxy past Whitecaps

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On the outside looking in as far the playoff picture going into Saturday night's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Los Angeles Galaxy looked to its youth to carry the night.

With striker Robbie Keane and midfielder Robbie Rogers scratched from the lineup, the Galaxy turned to two players that came out of their youth academies.