CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Keane scored twice, Landon Donovan had a goal and three assists – tying Steve Ralson's MLS record for helpers at 135 – and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the New York Red Bulls 4-0 on Sunday night.
The Galaxy (16-5-9) moved back into tie with the Seattle Sounders for the MLS lead, stretching their undefeated run to nine games in their only meeting of the season with the Red Bulls (10-9-11).
Keane opened the scoring with a looping chip shot off Donovan's cross in the eighth minute and finished the scoring in the 82nd minute, beating goalkeeper Luis Robles for his 17th goal of the season.
Donavan scored the Galaxy's second goal in the 50th minute, picking defender Chris Duvall from behind in the penalty box.
Gyasi Zardes added a third on a give-and-go with Donovan in the 69th minute for his 16th goal of the season. Zardes, Donovan and Keane have combined for 43 goals.
Donovan, who already holds sole possession of the MLS all-time goals record, has four more games to take full grasp of the assists mark as well. His 18 assists are a personal single-season high. He is retiring at the end of the MLS campaign and will play one final time for the U.S. men's national team on Oct. 10 against Ecuador in East Hartford, Connecticut.