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Despite their occasional struggles and the fact that most of their stars are heading towards AARP status, the Los Angeles Galaxy have proven over the last two-plus seasons that they are a world class outfit.  Coming into Philadelphia having lost their last two games, they showed the Union what a class performance looks like. Landon Donovan, playing amongst speculation that he will be left out of the US Men’s National Team roster for its summer World Cup Qualifying games, contributed in all of L.A.’s goals en route to an emphatic 4-1 win. The game started off ominously for the Union; the Galaxy opened the scoring after just two minutes, when Zac MacMath misplayed a Donovan corner, the ball hitting his face, then the crossbar, then the twine.  Philadelphia’s forwards looked stunned, but started to push offensively in response.  They were almost the beneficiaries of an own goal when Omar Gonzales nearly missed clearing a Danny Cruz cross into his own net.  On the ensuing corner, L.A. ‘...
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