The captain of Los Angeles Galaxy, Landon Donovan, has made a comeback after recovering from his hamstring injury. He played for almost 30 minutes in a Reserve League match against Portland.
He played brilliantly in the match and scored a goal for Galaxy. He also set up a goal for his team and proved that he has regained 100% fitness and is ready to play in the regular-season matches. Donovan played in the Reserve League for the first time in his career.
Donovan had injured himself while playing for the USA national team in a friendly match against Mexico in August. He missed a number of MLS matches due to his injury. The Galaxy team didn’t miss him that much and performed decently in his absence.
But, there is no doubt that his comeback would strengthen the Galaxy team. Donovan came to play as substitute in the 60th minute of the match against Portland. He set up a goal for his team immediately after coming on to the field. Pat Noonan capitalized on Donovan’s pass to score the second goal for Galaxy. Just after a few minutes, Donovan scored the third goal for Galaxy with a fantastic volley.
Jack McBean scored the fourth goal for Galaxy in the 82nd minute and took the match out of the reach of Portland. The Portland players looked completely off colour and didn’t manage to put the ball into the goal post even a single time in the match. The Portland team lost the match by a big margin of 4-0. Donovan moved on the field pretty well and seemed to have recovered from that hamstring strain completely. Galaxy will play against the Colorado Rapids at the Home Depot Center on Friday and Donovan is expected to play in that match.
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