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Highlights and context: Donovan and Keane’s combining ignite Galaxy’s commanding win

Seattle Sounders v Los Angeles Galaxy - Western Conference Championship - Leg 1

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Mike Magee #18, Landon Donovan #10, and Robbie Keane #7 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrate after Magee’s goal against the Seattle Sounders in Leg One of the Western Conference Championship at The Home Depot Center on November 11, 2012 in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 3-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Galaxy manager wrapped it up nicely, summarizing how one club could so thoroughly dominate another capable outfit:

“The whole group tonight, this was one of those nights where every player was on form.”

Indeed it was. Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, Christian Wilhelmsson, Mike Magee, Omar Gonzalez and Sean Franklin, in particular, were in the saddle as Los Angeles rode roughshod over the weary travelers in last night’s 3-0 win.

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In the attack, it’s all about the combined movement and understanding that has developed between Irish international Keane and U.S. international Donovan.

Examples of the pair’s splendid work are all over the highlight package. The best illustration of the defense-shredder this fluid interchange has become isn’t even one of the goals (although only a heady, hustling play from Seattle center back Jeff Parke keeps it from being one.) Pay close attention at the 7-minute mark of the video as Donovan, Keane and Wilhelmsson come together in a sharp sequence of runs, dummy runs and precision passing.

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