Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle Return as L.A. Galaxy Top Seattle Sounders, 3-1

There is a three-step process that has propelled the Los Angeles Galaxy to its pedestal atop the MLS this season.

It is pressure, pressure, and more pressure.

This was the formula employed before a sellout crowd of 27,000 the evening of July 4 at Home Depot Center in Carson, as Galaxy home patrons were treated to the return of U.S. team members Landon Donovan and Edson Buddle from World Cup competition.

There were comments about Donovan feeling tired legs on the Carson pitch, but don’t tell that to the Sounders, who saw the same dazzling virtuoso who took control of the Galaxy offense and performed set pieces in the same devastating fashion that has come to be expected.

Seattle Coach Sigi Schmid knew going in that to stand a chance of upsetting the Western Conference leaders with the premier record in the MSL, his team would need sufficient possessions to neutralize the firepower of Donovan and Buddle.

Schmid also realiz...

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