CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Juninho scored twice and captain Landon Donovan had four assists as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat in-stadium rival Chivas USA 4-0 on Sunday night.
The Galaxy earned the victory without David Beckham, who was in London for the Olympics closing ceremony. The team said on its official Twitter page that Beckham was there “with the full support of (coach) Bruce Arena and the entire LA Galaxy organization.”
Without Beckham, the Galaxy solidified their place in the Western Conference standings, surging to 36 points — 10 ahead of Chivas.
Robbie Keane gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead with his 10th goal of the season, and Omar Gonzalez added a late tally to make it 4-0 one week after the Galaxy lost 4-0 at Seattle. Donovan’s four assists are a career high.