LA Galaxy draw 0-0 with Santos Laguna, Liga MX still unbeaten in CCL
CARSON, Calif. -- Dan Kennedy made three saves and the new-look Los Angeles Galaxy held Santos Laguna to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday night.
After failing to defend its MLS title last season, the Galaxy underwent another roster overhaul heavy on star power. Five newcomers were in the starting lineup, including English defender Ashley Cole and Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong, and it didn't take long for that class to show itself.
Jelle Van Damme's header off a corner kick forced Santos Laguna goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin to make a dramatic one-handed save in the opening minute. The Galaxy continued to create chances early, with Robbie Keane slipping behind three defenders in the 17th minute but unable to head Steven Gerrard's pass on goal.