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Galaxy's Steven Gerrard is thriving with a little help from his friends

Galaxy's Steven Gerrard is thriving with a little help from his friends

Jeff Larentowicz never scored more than seven goals in any of his 13 Major League Soccer seasons. Robbie Keane scored that many in four games last summer.

Yet if you’re looking for a reason why the Galaxy’s slumbering offense has recently begun to stir, the impact of Larentowicz in the center of the field just might trump the return of Keane up front.

After missing the first six games of the season following off-season hernia surgery, then starting just one of the next six, Larentowicz has played himself into the lineup as a holding midfielder. That has allowed Steven Gerrard to join the attack and he’s made the most of it, assisting on the last four Galaxy...

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