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2009-07-16 22:18:23

Alecko Eskandarian and Landon Donovan scored on long-range strikes Thursday and Los Angeles coasted to a 3-1 victory over New York. With the return of midfielder David Beckham, the Galaxy won its fourth straight game. Beckham had been on loan to a team in Italy. Eskandarian and Donovan both scored in the first 30 minutes, and Eddie Lewis made it 3-0 just before halftime. Los Angeles improved to 6-3-9 and moved into a third-place tie with Chivas USA in the Western Conference. Los Angeles is...

2009-07-05 00:41:01

Alecko Eskandarian scored in his first game with Los Angeles Saturday in the Galaxy's 1-0 win over New England. The Galaxy (4-3-9) acquired Eskandarian Wednesday from Chivas USA. The win was LA's third in its last five matches. The Revolution (4-5-4) has lost two straight. Eskandarian scored eight minutes into the game off a feed from Todd Dunivant from the left wing into the middle of the box. Eskandarian broke away from a defender and kicked the ball inside the left post of the goal with...

2009-04-26 00:31:15

Second-half goals by Atiba Harris and Alecko Eskandarian Saturday led Chivas USA to a 2-0 win over FC Dallas. Chivas (5-1-1) got six saves from Zach Thornton and cashed in on the first-half ejection of FC Dallas (1-4-1) goalie Dario Sala, to rebound from its first loss of the season Wednesday against Toronto FC. Mariano Trujillo and Paulo Nagamura were credited with assists on Harris' goal. Gerson Mayen assisted on Eskandarian's goal.

2006-08-14 20:53:15

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Freddy Adu methodically lines up five soccer balls during a post-practice competition with D.C. United team mate Alecko Eskandarian. Eskandarian has already banged home four of five balls from 25 metres out against United goalkeeper Troy Perkins and now it is down to Ghana-born Adu. He turns to Eskandarian and smiles. Eskandarian then watches in awe as Adu fires all five in succession past a bewildered Perkins, who looks skyward with his...

2006-08-10 02:47:53

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Spain's Real Madrid kicked off its pre-season tour of the United States with a 1-1 draw against leading Major League Soccer side D.C. United on Wednesday. A capacity crowd of 66,830 at Seattle's Quest Field saw DC United provide a stern test for the Primera Liga side, despite falling behind to an Antonio Cassano goal in the 22nd minute. The Italian's early near-post strike, finished neatly after he was found by Brazilian left back Roberto Carlos, was canceled out...

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