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CARSON, Calif. (Kyodo) Oita Trinita lost 2-0 to MLS club Los Angeles Galaxy on the opening day of the Pan-Pacific Championship on Wednesday.

Oita’s hopes of following up on the success of fellow J. League club Gamba Osaka last year in the first edition of the four-team competition were dashed as Edson Buddle’s 44th-minute goal and Jovan Kirovski’s second-half penalty gave Galaxy victory in the preseason match at The Home Depot Center.

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