LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham created two goals and scored one to guide his team from an early 1-0 deficit to a 5-2 drubbing of visiting El Salvadoran side Isidro Metapan in CONCACAF Champions League group play last night.
Playing without attacker Landon Donovan, the Galaxy nonetheless created plenty of chances and could have won by an even greater margin against a Metapan side that was reportedly shorthanded as well. Four Metapan players, two of them starters, were unable to make the trip due to visa issues, the team said.
Check out the highlights and see if you can tell why Robbie Keane was sent off in the 70th minute:
Looked to us like Keane was booked for what the ref incorrectly believed was a dive, and then, when Keane appeared to request a sub from the LA bench, the official misinterpreted the gesture as something hostile directed at him, and went to his back pocket for the red. Two quick mistakes by the ref, and just like that, Keane is out of the next CCL tilt.
The Galaxy are grouped with Metapan and the Puerto Rico Islanders and must win the group outright to advance to the quarterfinals. See the complete CCL standings here.