The Galaxy tied Sporting KC 2–2 thanks in part to Landon Donovan’s first goal since coming out of retirement. The result allowed Los Angeles to move into second place in the West.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) —
Donovan and the Galaxy announced his return on Thursday, ending a 21-month retirement to at least play the rest of this season.
In his first game back, Donovan came on in the 74th minute and scored with his left foot after a give-and-go with
The 34-year-old Donovan is widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history and the most successful player in the history of MLS, which named its MVP award after him.
Los Angeles (11–4–15) moved into second place in the Western Conference standings—four points behind FC Dallas. Sporting KC (11–12–7) is five points ahead of Seattle for the sixth and final playoff spot.
Alan Gordon scored his second goal in two games in the seventh minute to give Los Angeles a 1–0 lead. Emmanuel Boateng chased down a ball at the edge of the 18-yard box and chipped a cross in front of goal to find