Giovani Dos Santos, left, has scored five goals in four games heading into Wednesday’s game with Philadelphia. (Thomas R. Cordova-Southern California News Group)
The Galaxy barely had time to catch their breath after a 4-2 win over New England on Sunday before jumping on a plane bound for Philadelphia.
L.A. owns a league-high seven-game unbeaten streak. The Galaxy’s only loss was about 10 seconds away from being a draw, if not for a stoppage-time goal from Colorado’s Marco Pappa. Colorado is currently the only team ahead of L.A. in the Western Conference.
Giovani dos Santos is on a tear, having scored five goals in four games. After two sensational chip shot goals in as many games, dos Santos hammered home an equally sensational volley against New England.
Sunday was the first time this season since the season opener that dos Santos took the field with Robbie Keane. Previously, the pair struggled to connect on the pitch, perhaps due in part to their extremely similar playing styles, however, both were productive playing on either side of Gyasi Zardes. In one hour on the pitch, the three combined for three goals and two assists. Together, they have 13 of the team’s 19 goals, with dos Santos leading with five, all of which were scored in the past four games.
While it has been questioned whether Keane and dos Santos can really play together because they are too similar, Zardes believes they can all coexist and flourish on the field.
“We communicate with each other and we understand each other,” said Zardes, who earned a nod to the MLS Team of the Week after two assists against New England. “We work for each other. I think we’re going to progress as we play.”
Keane and Dos Santos. Better together? @MLSAnalyst breaks down the @LAGalaxy duo. https://t.co/CDBWhW1Wj0
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