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Paintsil, Joveljic each have goal, assist to lead Galaxy over Earthquakes 3-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joseph Paintsil and Dejan Joveljic each had a goal and an assist to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

Paintsil struck in the 18th minute when he fired a left-footed shot past diving goalkeeper Daniel De Sousa Britto. Joveljic scored in the 43rd when he buried a right-footed shot from just outside the six-yard box on an assist from Paintsil following a fast break. Riqui Puig scored in the 48th. Joveljic had the assist.

John McCarthy had two saves for the Galaxy (1-0-1), who went 2-0-1 against the Earthquakes during last year's regular season.

Preston Judd scored in the 69th minute for San Jose (0-2-0). Daniel made three saves.

It was the 99th meeting in all competitions between the teams in the Cali Clásico. The Galaxy lead the all-time series 47-33-19.

San Jose plays Vancouver at home on Saturday. The Galaxy play at Nashville on March 10.

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