CARSON - David Beckham created
both goals as L.A Galaxy beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on
Sunday to earn a place in Major League Soccer's Western
Conference final, where they will take on FC Dallas.
Galaxy, leading 1-0 from the first leg in Seattle, doubled
their aggregate advantage in the 19th minute when a Beckham
corner was headed in by U.S. international striker Edson
Eight minutes later, the former Manchester United and Real
Madrid midfielder, whipped in a free-kick from the left which
defender Omar Gonzalez headed past Sounders keeper Kasey
Seattle struggled to get back into the game and the
35-year-old Beckham went close to a goal himself with a
trademark free-kick which curled just wide.
Beckham was sidelined for six months by an Achilles tendon
injury and only returned to action for L.A in September.
"His return from injury has been phenomenal, for him to be
playing like this is fantastic," said Galaxy coach Bruce Arena.
The Sounders wasted a couple of good chances after the
break with Colombian Fredy Montero firing wide and Galaxy's
Jamaican keeper Donovan Ricketts foiling Steve Zakuani's close
Zakuani finally got on the scoresheet in the 86th minute
but by then it was far too late for a recovery from the
Colorado and San Jose will meet in the Eastern Conference
final and the winners will progress to face the Galaxy or
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