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Donovan scores in return, Galaxy ties Sporting KC 2-2

September 18, 2016

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— Landon Donovan scored his first goal since coming out of retirement two minutes after entering as a second-half substitute and the Los Angeles Galaxy tied Sporting KC 2-2 on Sunday.

Donovan and the Galaxy announced his return on Thursday, ending a 21-month retirement to at least play the rest of this season. In his first game back, Donovan came on in the 74th minute and scored with his left foot after a give-and-go with Robbie Rogers.

The 34-year-old Donovan is widely considered the most accomplished player in American soccer history and the most successful player in the history of the MLS, which named its MVP award after him.

Los Angeles (11-4-15) moved into second place in the Western Conference standings — four points behind FC Dallas. Sporting KC (11-12-7) is five points ahead of Seattle for the sixth and final playoff spot.

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