Galaxy blank Whitecaps 3-0
Saturday, June 23, 2012
CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Magee, Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan scored first-half goals and the Los Angeles Galaxy earned a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps for their third consecutive victory.
The Galaxy opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Magee capitalized on a scramble in the box to send home his third goal of the season past Whitecaps goalkeeper Joe Cannon.
Making his first appearance for the Galaxy (6-8-2) since returning from Euro 2012 duty with Ireland, Keane went through the Whitecaps defense and doubled the Galaxy's lead in the 30th minute. On his ensuing celebration, Keane paid tribute to James Nolan, an Irish fan that died in Poland during the tournament.
Keane helped create the third goal in the 40th minute as well when he fired a shot in the box into the hand of Jay Demerit setting up a penalty kick that was converted by Donovan.
Vancouver fell to 7-4-5 on the season.