Landon Donovan extends MLS goal record

Written By Stephen Creek
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Landon Donovan netted his first MLS goal in almost two years to equalize for the LA Galaxy against Sporting Kansas City and to extend his record for the most goals scored in the division.

The 34-year-old, who came on as a second-half substitute with his side trailing 2-1 at Children's Mercy Park, was teed up by Robbie Rogers and coolly placed a low, left-footed shot into the far corner of the net to put the Galaxy back on level terms.

Donovan came out of retirement earlier this month and made his return against Orlando City last week, managing seven minutes as a substitute in a 4-2 victory.

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The goal took his MLS tally to 145 and earned the Galaxy a valuable point as they seek to secure a playoff place in the Western Conference and challenge for their sixth MLS Championship.

The Galaxy face the Seattle Sounders in their next game and coach Bruce Arena will hope that Donovan continues to regain form and fitness as his side ramps up its title challenge.

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