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Galaxy's Dos Santos, Van Damme named to MLS Best XI

Galaxy's Dos Santos, Van Damme named to MLS Best XI

Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme and midfielder Giovani dos Santos were named to Major League Soccer’s postseason all-star team Monday after a year in which they led the team to the Western Conference semifinals.

Van Damme, 33, came to MLS last winter from Belgian team Standard Liege and went on to make 29 appearances during the regular season, replacing Robbie Keane as team captain in the latter stages of the campaign. The center back was a major part of a Galaxy defense that allowed just 39 goals, tied for the third-fewest in MLS.

Dos Santos, 27, in his second season, led the Galaxy in goals (14) and assists (12) in 28 regular-season appearances,...

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