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Donovan's penalty helps Galaxy to 2-2 draw

Donovan's penalty helps Galaxy to 2-2 draw

Landon Donovan won the MLS scoring title with a penalty in the 79th minute that helped Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-2 draw with FC Dallas on Sunday in the season finale for both teams.
The goal was Donovan's career-high 20th of the season. FC Dallas' Kenny Cooper finished second with 18.
Both Los Angeles and FC Dallas will miss the playoffs.
Edson Buddle also scored for the Galaxy (8-13-9), and David Beckham had an assist in his first appearance in two games after playing for England in World Cup qualifying and serving a disciplinary suspension.
Beckham played despite injuring his quadriceps in training earlier in the week.
Drew Moor and Victor Sikora scored for Dallas (8-10-12).
The Galaxy set team marks this season for fewest victories (8) and most goals allowed (62).
Crew 1, D.C. United 0
At Columbus, Ohio, Brad Evans scored the only goal and the Columbus Crew denied D.C. United a playoff berth with a 1-0 victory.
United (11-15-4) closed out the season with 37 points, handing New York the final wild-card spot in the playoffs with 39. Columbus (17-7-6) already had secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with the league's best record.
Evans scored with a left-foot 28-yard blast that deflected in off the left goalpost in the 77th minute.
D.C. had two shots turned away in the first half by the same left post that aided Evans. United also hit the crossbar from close range in the second half.
With a playoff slot already assured, the Crew played conservatively, generating far fewer scoring opportunities than D.C. throughout the match before Evans' scored.


Updated : 2021-03-05 15:40 GMT+08:00