Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy Chop Down Portland Timbers 3-0

Allow me to do my own, cheesy Agent Smith impersonation, ahem. Here it goes.

Welcome back, Mr. Landon Donovan. Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy missed you.

End impersonation. It doesn't look like that right knee seems to be nagging him too much, as he was able to score a brace in the Galaxy's 3-0 victory over John Spencer's Portland Timbers, who lacked the execution and skill that powered them to success last week.

“I felt good," Donovan said after the game. "I didn’t feel as sharp or fit after 60 minutes, but it was good to get 70 minutes, I think. In the beginning of the week, 45 would have been a stretch, so I’m happy to play and it was a good result.”

Oh, how can things change in the course of a week. And I will note this to all of you readers again: the Portland Timbers are not MLS Cup Playoff contenders, at least not yet. They will get their share of wins, but as you can see, they don't have what it takes to contend with the Rea...

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