FC Dallas Punches Playoff Ticket in Landon Donovan Farewell

There were several storylines involved when the Los Angeles Galaxy visited FC Dallas on Sunday evening. Dallas was looking to clinch its first playoff berth since 2011, while the Galaxy was looking to gain the upper hand on the Seattle Sounders in the race for the Supporters' Shield. The biggest story of all was what would perhaps be the final appearance of Landon Donovan at Toyota Stadium.

The cool Texas evening caused by a light misting rain could not dampen the buzz surrounding this matchup. Every corner kick Donovan stepped up to take was captured by thousands of camera flashes and cellphone pictures. These pictures were accompanied by a handful of ovations during the second half as Dallas fans said goodbye to the American soccer icon.

Even with the overwhelming focus on the Galaxy's No. 10, the game provided plenty of excitement. Despite FC Dallas enjoying the bulk of chances in the first half, it was the Galaxy who took the lead on a sublime chip from ...

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