Dos Santos scores debut goal, assist as Galaxy beat Seattle 3-1
Mexico forward Giovani dos Santos scored one goal and set up another in an impressive Major League Soccer debut, leading the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3- 1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.
Dos Santos set up captain Robbie Keane’s goal in the 47th minute before the playmaker scored his first MLS goal in the 64th, taking a beautiful pass from Keane and burying his shot past Stefan Frei.
Dos Santos started up front alongside Keane and took corners as the Galaxy officially unveiled the newest acquisition in their star- studded lineup.
The sellout crowd gave a standing ovation when dos Santos left in the 69th minute.
With David Beckham watching from a luxury suite, Gyasi Zardes also scored as the Galaxy unleashed the full might of their reloaded squad for the first time.
Chad Barrett scored in the opening minute for the Sounders.
In Sunday’s other match, Bradley Wright- Phillips and Felipe Martins scored to help the New York Red Bulls to a 2- 0 win for a season sweep over local rival New York City.
Wright- Phillips put away a right- footer from the top of the 6- yard box in the 21st minute, off a cross from Kemar Lawrence. Martins gave the Red Bulls a 2- 0 lead in the 85th when he when went his shot from the left side of the box found the back of the net.
The Red Bulls are unbeaten in their last five games and 3- 0 against City.
Los Angeles Galaxy’s Sebastian Lletget, right, and Seattle Sounders’ Tyrone Mears fight for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, California, Sunday, Aug. 9.