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Donovan, Beckham help Galaxy tie Dynamo

Apr 20, 2008 - 6:21 AM CARSON, California (Ticker) -- Landon Donovan scored a pair of goals in the second half on assists from David Beckham as the Los Angeles Galaxy overcame a pair of one-goal deficits and escape with a 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

With his team trailing, 2-1, late in the game, Beckham made a perfect crossing pass through a defender to a sliding Donovan, who converted into the open side of the goal in the 84th minute. It was Donovan's fifth goal of the young season.

"I've said it before when you play with players that are intelligent, they know where to run and they know when to look for a ball and that was the case tonight," Beckham said of Donovan.

Donovan tied it at 1-1 earlier in the half, connecting on a diving header at the near goalpost in the 67th minute off a cross from Beckham.

"I think that the second half was an excellent game for the Galaxy," Los Angeles coach Ruud Gullit said. "I'm very proud of the team and the response I got from the leaders. I think they showed that they can make a difference and they did."

"We decided to adjust and add some fight to our game and it worked," Beckham said of the second-half adjustments. "We got more position of the ball that we didn't have in the first half. The second half, we showed some character and passion."

Beckham now has a goal and three assists this season - his first full campaign in the MLS.

"I've always said my game is about assists and what happened tonight is the way we want to go forward," Beckham said.

Brad Davis and Franco Caraccio both scored for the Dynamo, who have tied three straight games.

Davis scored his first goal of the season in the 36th minute after striking the ball out of midair of a touch pass from Caraccio, who received a header from Brian Mullan.

"In the first half, Houston showed us why they are the league champions," Gullit said.

After Donovan's first goal of the night tied it, Caraccio gave Houston a 2-1 lead with his second goal of the season. Caraccio knocked in a rebound after Brian Ching it the crossbar with his attempt.

Caraccio then received a yellow card for excessive celebration.








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