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LA Galaxy
LA
Final
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Chivas USA
CHV
Sunday, October 6, 20135:00 PM
StubHub CenterMLS Regular SeasonSunnyUniMasAttendance: 21160

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 90'LARobbie Keane
  • Laurent Courtois
 41'LALandon Donovan
  • Pablo Mastroeni
 26'LAGyasi Zardes 
 23'LALandon Donovan
  • Gyasi Zardes
 6'LARobbie Keane
  • Landon Donovan
  • Gyasi Zardes
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 86'LA
Laurent Courtois (M)
Marcelo Sarvas (M)
 75'LA
Rafael Garcia (M)
Pablo Mastroeni (M)
 69'CHV
Josue Soto (M)
Carlos Borja (M)
 HTCHV
Gabriel Farfan (M)
Matthew Fondy (F)
 HTLA
Tommy Meyer (D)
Omar González (D)
 32'CHV
Eric Avila (M)
Carlos Alvarez (M)

Starting Formations

18Penedo5Franklin4González28Opare2Dunivant26Stephens6Mastroeni8Sarvas29Zardes10Donovan7KeaneM151625211233351Kennedy3de Luna2Burling4Bocanegra17Frias20Alvarez5Borja8Mejía14de la Fuente26Fondy10TorresM157281311921RAA4

Lineups

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LA Galaxy
18GJaime Penedo
5DSean Franklin
4DOmar González
28DKofi Opare
2DTodd Dunivant
26MMichael Stephens
6MPablo Mastroeni
8MMarcelo Sarvas
29MGyasi Zardes
10FLandon Donovan
7FRobbie Keane
Chivas USA
1GDan Kennedy
3DMario de Luna
2DBobby Burling
4DCarlos Bocanegra
17DJaime Frias
20MCarlos Alvarez
5MCarlos Borja
8MEdgar Mejía
14MBryan de la Fuente
26FMatthew Fondy
10FErick Torres
Bench
15Laurent Courtois
16Héctor Jiménez
25Rafael Garcia
21Tommy Meyer
12Brian Rowe
33Jose Villarreal
35Greg Cochrane
 
15Eric Avila
7Tristan Bowen
28Tim Melia
13Josue Soto
11Gabriel Farfan
9Julio Morales
21Carlo Chueca
Managers
  Bruce Arena
 
  José Luis Real
OFFICIALS

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RefereeJair Marrufo  
Assistant RefereeMike Kampmeinert  
Assistant RefereeJeff Hosking  
Fourth OfficialKevin Stott  
Sunday, October 6, 2013
5:00 PM
StubHub Center
UniMas

CARSON, Calif. – Landon Donovan had leapfrogged Jaime Moreno and caught up to Jeff Cunningham by halftime Sunday, leaving his ascent to sole possession of the No. 1 spot on MLS's all-time goals list the only drama in the season's finally SuperClasico.

Donovan scored goals No. 133 and 134 as  the LA Galaxy swarmed Chivas USA early, scoring three times in first 26 minutes and four before halftime en route to a 5-0 rout on a searing afternoon at the StubHub Center.

Robbie Keane also scored two goals, his 14th and 15th of the year, and Gyasi Zardes engineered the first three strikes as LA (14-11-6) vaulted past Colorado and back into fourth place in the Western Conference, just four points off Real Salt Lake's lead and four points clear in the battle for playoff berths.

Chivas USA (6-18-8), which has won just four times in 31 competitive meetings with their cross-stadium rival, watched their winless streak hit four games with their fourth back-to-back shutout loss and 13th goalless game of the season.

Keane tallied in the sixth and 90th minutes, Donovan in the 23rd and 41st – his ninth and 10th of the year – and Zardes in the 26th as the Galaxy ended things before the game slowed to a glacial pace on a blazing afternoon thanks to dry Santa Ana winds.

The Galaxy exploited mismatches on the left, sending the speedy Zardes darting up the wing past helpless Guadalajara loanee Mario de Luna to send balls behind the Chivas defense for Donovan. That's how they netted the first two goals, and the third came in similar circumstances.

Keane gave LA a sixth-minute lead after Zardes threaded a ball behind four defenders to Donovan at the far post. Donovan, hemmed in by Jaime Frias and goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, cut it back to the Irishman for an easy finish. It was makeup for Keane's first-minute miss, when he inexplicably shot wide from a Zardes feed into the goalmouth.

Donovan was by himself near the far post to finish the Zardes pass, behind three defenders, in the 23rd – pulling even with Moreno on the all-time list – and the game was, for all intents, over three minutes later after Zardes rifled home Keane’s deflected shot.

Donovan netted the fourth to climb level with Cunningham on a breakaway, chipping Kennedy from outside the box. Keane added another in the final minute, firing inside the far post from Laurent Courtois' pass.

The Galaxy are home Oct. 16 against Montreal and Oct. 20 against San Jose, then wrap up the regular season Oct. 27 at Seattle. Chivas are off until visiting Real Salt Lake on Oct. 23, then finish Oct. 26 at StubHub against Portland.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Gyasi Zardes Was this the breakout performance everyone's been waiting for? Zardes absolutely owned his flank with athleticism, smarts and pure quality.
2 Landon Donovan A picturebook goal, an even better assist, and near perfection in possession. Best player in MLS history at the top of his game.
3 Marcelo Sarvas Unheralded, underrated, but never unnoticed. He manages to be everywhere on the pitch, always available to combine in attack and help in defense.