Philadelphia rallies to tie Los Angeles

Los Angeles Galaxy's Michael Stephens, back, and Philadelphia Union's Roger Torres (8) vie for ball control in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Chester, Pa. The game ended in a 1-1 tie. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr)

May 11, 2011 7:13:56 PM PDT
Danny Mwanga scored in the 84th minute to give the Philadelphia Union a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday night in Major League Soccer.

Landon Donovan scored in the 24th minute for league-leading Los Angeles (4-2-5). Donovan has scored the Galaxy's last five goals, dating to a 3-0 victory over Portland on April 23.

A PPL Park-record crowd of 19,178 fans attended the game, though the Galaxy played without midfielder David Beckham. The English star stayed home to rest.

Philadelphia (4-2-2) is 3-0-2 at home this season.

The Union avoided being swept by Los Angeles for the second consecutive season. Philadelphia, which has only six goals in eight games this season, is 0-3-1 in two seasons against the Galaxy.

(Copyright 2011 Philadelphia Union. Reprinted by permission)