For the first half hour or so, it looked like San Jose was going to spoil the party for Steven Gerrard and the LA Galaxy.
But, led by Gerrard and Robbie Keane, the Galaxy rallied behind the former Liverpool teammates to erase a 2-0 defecit and eventually win 5-2.
Gerrard scored his first MLS goal, added an assist and drew a penalty. Robbie Keane scored a hat trick, including two penalties.
This was one of the more exciting designated player league debuts we've seen. Now, the question is ifl Gerrard's good form will continue.
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