Gonzalez, Barrett lift Galaxy past Alajuelense



CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Omar Gonzalez scored on a cross by David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Alajuelense 2-0 on Thursday night to stay unbeaten in CONCACAF Champions League play.

Chad Barrett added an insurance goal in the 77th minute as the win pushed Los Angeles to the top of Group A, three points clear of a pair of clubs tied for second.

After being awarded consecutive home games to open play, the Galaxy have won both while outscoring the opposition 4-0

In the 38th minute, Beckham sent a left corner kick high into the box, allowing Gonzalez to get his 6-foot-5 frame in position near the front post. Despite facing away from the net, Gonzalez managed to get the back of his head on the ball and redirect it past goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton.