Associated Press  |  Last updated October 30, 2012
The Los Angeles Galaxy's attempt to defend their MLS Cup title looks brighter with Landon Donovan and David Beckham healthy again. Those prospects seem even better against the spiraling Vancouver Whitecaps. Donovan and Beckham look to help the Galaxy continue their dominance of the Whitecaps in Thursday's Western Conference wild-card game in Southern California. Los Angeles (16-12-6) was clearly the best team in the league last year, winning the Supporters' Shield before claiming its first MLS Cup title since 2005 after outscoring opponents 7-2 in four playoff games. One of Donovan's three playoff goals came in the 1-0 win over Houston in the final, while Beckham had three assists in the postseason. Now, they're healthy and looking to make another run in the West after playing in Sunday's 1-0 win over Seattle, concluding the regular season. Donovan played the entire match in his return from a knee injury, while Beckham went 62 minutes after sitting out two overall games with a...
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