Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Everton Win, Milan Lose and Academy Teams Win a Pair

While the Galaxy were back on the training field today, two of the club's stars were plying their trade in European competition. Landon Donovan helped Everton to a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 series at Goodison Park. Donovan played the full 90 minutes in that game, playing on both the left and right flanks. The return leg in Lisbon is scheduled for Thursday, February 25.

David Beckham and AC Milan were not as lucky as they fell 3-2 to Manchester United at the San Siro in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 series. Beckham, who was playing his first-ever game against United, started on the right wing and played 72 minutes before being replaced by Clarence Seedorf, who scored Milan's second goal late on. The second leg will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday, March 10.

Over the weekend, the Galaxy Academy teams claimed a pair of wins on the road against Pateadores. The U-18's moved to the top of the SoCal Division with a 4-1 win. Ruben Valencia scored on either side of halftime, while Christian Alvarado and Christian Alvarez each scored once in the victory, which improved the Galaxy's record in the league to 3-1-1 for 10 points.

Earlier in the day, the U-16's overcame a 1-0 deficit to claim a 2-1 win over Pateadores, with Dyllan Stevens scoring both goals for the Galaxy. LA is now in third place in the SoCal Division with a 2-1-2 record for eight points.

Both teams play a pair of games this weekend, hosting Real SoCal at The Home Depot Center on Saturday before traveling southeast to Murrieta to take on Arsenal on Sunday.

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