Landon Donovan made his return as Giovani dos Santos led the LA Galaxy to a 4-2 win over Orlando City in MLS.
Donovan, 34, came out of retirement and made his return on Sunday – 643 days after his previous MLS match.
He came off the bench with the Galaxy cruising at the StubHub Center thanks largely to Dos Santos.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 12, 2016
Kevin Molino had put the visitors ahead, but the Galaxy equalised as Dos Santos tapped in a cross from Emmanuel Boateng.
Another cross from the left, this time from Jelle Van Damme, saw Alan Gordon put the hosts in front.
A Dos Santos penalty on the stroke of half-time had his team in control and the Mexican set up Robbie Keane for an easy fourth.
Welcome back, Keano.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 12, 2016
Brek Shea pulled a goal back late for Orlando, who are sixth in the Eastern Conference – while the Galaxy moved into second in the West.
The New York Red Bulls missed their chance to go top in the East after a dramatic 2-2 draw at home to DC United.
Goals from Gonzalo Veron and Bradley Wright-Phillips had the Red Bulls on track before the late drama.
A neat finish from Steve Birnbaum gave the visitors hope in the Atlantic Cup, before Lamar Neagle equalised with a scrappy 95th-minute goal.
The Red Bulls are second to Toronto in the East, while DC are just a point behind sixth-placed Orlando.
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