USA internationals Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle returned from the 2010 FIFA World Cup to help the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-1 win over Freddie Ljungberg and the Seattle Sounders FC 3-1 at the Home Depot Centerlast night. Buddle opened the scoring for LA in the 19th with a goal off Donovan’s corner before Juninho’s must-see long range rocket doubled the lead. Steve Zakuani’s fine solo effort made matters interesting at 2-1 in the 66th before a James Riley own goal secured the win for the Galaxy in the 77th.
LA — Edson Buddle 10 (Landon Donovan 10) 19
LA — Juninho 1 (Michael Stephens 7) 48
SEA — Steve Zakuani 5 (Fredy Montero 6) 66
LA — Own goal (James Riley) 77
Seattle Sounders — Kasey Keller, James Riley, Jeff Parke, Tyrone Marshall, Leo Gonzalez, Freddie Ljungberg (Miguel Montano 83), Patrick Ianni, Peter Vagenas (Mike Seamon 51), Steve Zakuani, Fredy Montero, Pat Noonan (Nate Jaqua 46).
Los Angeles Galaxy — Donovan Ricketts, Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, Gregg Berhalter, Todd Dunivant, Landon Donovan, Chris Birchall, Juninho (Alex Cazumba 85), Michael Stephens, Edson Buddle (Alan Gordon 62), Tristan Bowen (Chris Klein 75).