LA's Landon Donovan ties MLS career goals record

GREG BEACHAM (AP Sports Writer)
The Associated Press
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2013, file photo, United States' Landon Donovan celebrates after scoring a goal against Mexico during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Donovan hasn't just resurrected his career with the U.S. team, he may be the Americans' most important player. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Landon Donovan has tied Jeff Cunningham's career goals record in Major League Soccer with two first-half scores for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Donovan scored two goals in the first 41 minutes Sunday against Chivas USA, giving him 134 career MLS regular-season goals.

Donovan passed second-place Jaime Moreno (133) and pulled even with Cunningham, who played for five MLS teams in a 14-year career.

Midfielder Gyasi Zardes made a sharp run down the left side to put a pass on Donovan's foot in the 23rd minute. Donovan then used his speed in the 41st minute and put a beautiful chip shot over Chivas goalie Dan Kennedy.

The 31-year-old Donovan is widely considered the best player in American history. He has won three of his five MLS Cup titles with the Galaxy.