LA Galaxy draws 2-2 with San Jose Earthquakes

With a record of 12-2-4 on the season, the Galaxy have the best record in Major League Soccer.

CARSON, Calif. July 22 – The Los Angeles Galaxy expected a win.  Instead, LA settled for a 2-2 draw with San Jose Thursday night at the Home Depot Center.

Midfielder Bobby Convey second minute goal for the Earthquakes, a diagonal shot from 14 yards, was the fastest goal allowed by the Galaxy this season and just the third allowed in the first half.

Edson Buddle equalized in the 59th minute with a close range header.  Landon Donovan and Todd Dunivant each assisted on the goal.

Brandon McDonald put the Earthquakes ahead 2-1 in the 72nd and an upset loomed until Donovan tapped in just before fulltime.

Galaxy Skipper Landon Donovan scored his third goal of the season and his first at The Home Depot Center in the 90th minute.

LA is now the first MLS team to reach 40 points on the season and are 10 points ahead of Real Salt Lake at the top of the Western Conference.  With a record of 12-2-4 on the season, they currently have the best record in MLS.

LA Galaxy Head Coach Bruce Arena had this to say about the team’s performance, “I don’t like coming away with just a point at home, but given the circumstances and how we had to scrap to get that point at home—I can’t complain.”

Next up for the LA Galaxy: They host the Puerto Rico Islanders on Tuesday, July 27 in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Preliminary Round series at The Home Depot Center. That game kicks off at 7 p.m. PST and can be seen live on Fox Soccer Channel.

LA will be back in MLS action on Sunday, August 1 when they host the Chicago Fire at The Home Depot Center. The game kicks off at 4:30 p.m. PST and can be seen live on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol.

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