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The LA Galaxy lose to Club Tijuana in CCL quarterfinals

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Despite Irish forward Robbie Keane's two goals, the LA Galaxy were taken out of the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) on Tuesday night by the Tijuana Xolos.

As reported on Tuesday night, the Galaxy played in Tijuana for the second leg of the CCL quarterfinals. The game ended in a 4-2 victory for the home team, Xolos, which gave them the aggregate lead of 4-3.

The first leg was played in Los Angeles a week before and that victory went to the Galaxy, as the Angelenos won with only a goal by Brazilian striker Samuel. For the second leg in Mexico, Samuel was shut down.

The Tijuana club team took the lead in the first nine minutes of the game with two goals by Ecuadorian striker Jaimen Ayovi.

Things looked very bad for the LA Galaxy, as the Angelenos headed into the break by being down 3-0 in Tijuana. Robbie Keane gave life to the Angeleno team when he scored from an Omar Gonzalez cross in the 47th minute.

However, Tijuana managed one more goal in the 82nd minute. Still, the Galaxy fought by adding another goal by Keane in the 85th minute.

In the end, Robbie Keane’s goals were not enough. The game ended and the Xolos from Tijuana won with an aggregate score of 4-2.

The LA Galaxy are now out of the CONCACAF Champions League. Now, the Galaxy will concentrate on winning round 2 of the MLS season this coming weekend since losing the season opener two weekends ago.


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