MLS – LA Galaxy 3-0 Toronto FC
2 goals from Robbie Keane in the first half in three minutes and scoring volley for goal of the week plus an assist for Donovan to set a new MLS record were the stories of the evening in StubHub Center, Carson.
Landon Donovan speaks:
“To be honest, [the assist record] wasn’t on my radar until the last, probably, month or so,” said Donovan, who has 15 assists in his last 13 appearances. “It wasn’t overly realistic in my mind, but when the team plays like this, it was just natural, and it seems like every time we get a chance, guys are close to scoring or scoring.
“So for me, it’s been easy. I just put the ball in the right spot and let the guys do their job. And when you have players like we have, it makes it easy.”
“Psychologically, [going ahead of Seattle] is important. “Seattle, I’m sure, watched the game tonight, and it puts more pressure on them tomorrow at Colorado. We’ll see what happens, but we know if we keep winning, that we can do the job.”
Coach Bruce Arena: “In the second half, Toronto played well, probably a little more aggressive, won a bunch of second balls, had us out out of rhythm at times. But what can I say? It was 2-0 at halftime, we kind of knew the score.”