Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane scored second half goals as the Los Angeles Galaxy surprised Juventus with a 3-1 victory in the International Champions Cup tournament.
Los Angeles: Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane scored second half goals as the Los Angeles Galaxy surprised Juventus with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night in the International Champions Cup tournament.
Omar Gonzalez scored in the first half, before Keane's pass set up US national team striker Donovan on the hour mark.
Keane added a goal of his own in the 88th minute on a terrible turnover by Andrea Pirlo as the two-time defending Major League Soccer champions LA Galaxy beat the two-time defending Serie A champions in the second football match ever played at the 51-year-old Dodger Stadium.
Real Madrid beat Everton 2-1 in the double-header's first game to advance to the tournament final.
Alessandro Matri scored in the 39th minute for Juventus, who lost to Everton earlier in the week.
With Donovan, Keane and Robbie Rogers working in concert, the LA Galaxy performed splendidly for their hometown fans against Juventus, repeatedly controlling play and possession against their powerful opponents.
Both teams had good chances early on, with Rogers constantly causing trouble for Juventus from the wing.
Los Angeles took the lead when Gonzalez left his defensive position and charged into the box, taking a pass from Juninho and chipped over Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon to score.
Three minutes later, Matri capitalized on a scramble in the LA Galaxy box, banging a hard shot off Brian Rowe for a goal.
Keane and Pirlo, the Italian national team star, entered the game at half-time.
Keane hadn't played since injuring his hip in a match against Portland three weeks ago, but the Irish national team captain immediately got back to top form, putting the LA Galaxy back ahead with a pass across the box to Donovan for a tap-in goal.
Juventus pressed in the second half, but Pirlo doomed his club with a tentative back-pass that was pounced upon by Keane, who flicked it past Buffon for the clinching score.
It's been a rough trip for the 34-year-old Pirlo, who also missed a penalty kick at the end of Juventus' loss to Everton in San Francisco.