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Without Donovan, Galaxy beats FC Dallas 1-0

May 21, 2010 - 3:00 AM FRISCO, Texas(AP) -- Mike Magee scored in the 17th minute and the Los Angeles Galaxy, playing without stars Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle, beat FC Dallas 1-0 Thursday night to remain unbeaten.

Los Angeles (8-0-2) is two victories shy of the MLS record for most games without a loss to start a season, shared by the 1996 Galaxy and the 2000 Columbus Crew.

The Galaxy have now outscored their opposition 16-2.

Dallas had its 12-game home unbeaten streak (8-0-4) snapped.

Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts recorded his league-best seventh shutout of the season, making three saves, including an impressive sliding stop on FCD striker Jeff Cunningham in the 58th minute and a diving grab of David Ferreiras desperation shot from the right flank two minutes into stoppage time.

With Buddle, who leads the MLS with nine goals this year, and Donovan, who tops the league with nine assists, both training with the United States World Cup squad, the Galaxy moved Magee up to forward from his usual midfielder position and gave rookie Tristan Bowen his first MLS start.

The move paid off early as Magees first goal of the season put Los Angeles up 1-0 on a play set up by Bowen, who earned his first career assist. Bowen, who had only made two appearances for a total of 42 minutes this year, moved in on a partial breakaway before feeding a pass across the top of the penalty area to the charging Magee, who drilled it into the open side of the net.

Even with its top two threats missing, the Galaxy controlled the play for most of the first half, although Dallas had the territorial advantage in the second.

Dallas was missing midfielder Heath Pearce due to national team duty.

FC Dallas midfielder Bruno Guarda was suspended for the game after he kicked a ball into the crowd and made an offensive gesture toward fans in Philadelphia. Guarda was suspended by his team and fined $750 by Major League Soccer.