Part of being defending MLS Cup champion means the Los Angeles Galaxy must play in the CONCACAF Champions League, a tournament for the club championship of North America. Thursday night, the Galaxy hosted Isidro Metapan of El Salvador in L.A.'s group stage opener and rallied for a convincing 5-2 win at the Home Depot Center.
David Beckham made some CCL history, scoring the 1000th goal since CONCACAF adopted the current CCL format four years ago. He also assisted on a pair of first-half goals.
Metapan took a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute, but the Galaxy scored the next four goals. Midfielder Juninho had two of those and Robbie Keane added the third to go with an own goal.
Keane was ejected after receiving two yellow cards for a foul plus what the referee ruled was dissent. Read more details of the Galaxy win here.
The Galaxy is in the thick of the playoff race in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, and return to league play Sunday against FC Dallas.
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