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Galaxy and Rapids win, FC Dallas in driver's seat
by Paul Kennedy, September 29th, 2011 1:27AM

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[CONCACAF CHAMPION LEAGUE] The Los Angeles Galaxy and Colorado Rapids both won, but FC Dallas, which fell to Tauro FC, 5-3, in Panama, may be the best placed to join in the Seattle Sounders in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals.

LOS ANGELES GALAXY-MORELIA. Juninho scored in stoppage time to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 win it needed to stay alive in Group A, where it is in a three-way fight with Morelia and Alajuelense.

The outcome was in sharp contrast to the first meeting between the Galaxy and Morelia, which won, 2-1, in stoppage time.

Morelia looked to have clinched a berth with a draw before Landon Donovan's corner kick was flicked by Chad Barrett on to Juninho, who scored on a side volley.

Mike Magee had put the Galaxy ahead in the 20th minute, but Brian Jordan gifted Morelia a goal in the 60th minute when he pushed the ball into the path of Rafael Marquez Lugo for the equalizer.

The Galaxy, Morelia and Alajuelense all have nine points, but the Costa Rican club has a game in hand, which it will play Thursday against winless Motagua of Honduras.



ISIDRO METAPAN-COLORADO RAPIDS. The Rapids stayed alive with a 3-1 in El Salvador, where it fielded a less than full-strength team.

Rookie Eddie Ababio, Quincy Amarikwa and Omar Cummings, who came off the bench, scored for the Rapids, who are now in second place in Group B behind Santos (10 points), which clinched a berth in the quarterfinals with a 1-1 tie at Real Espana of Honduras.

The Rapids (7 points) must also take to the road for its final game against Santos Oct. 19. They will need to win to assure themselves of a berth in the finals. A tie or loss would open the door for Isidro Metapan (6 points) or Real Espana (6 points), who meet in El Salvador on Oct. 20.



TAURO FC-FC DALLAS. FC Dallas got two goals from homegrown player Ruben Luna, but it was an otherwise miserable night in Panama City, where it fell to Tauro FC, 5-3, and had Colombians Jair Benitez and Fabian Castillo sent off for straight red cards.

Still, FC Dallas (7 points) sits into the driver's seat heading into Day 6. It hosts Toronto FC (7 points) and will qualify for the quarterfinals with a win. It will also advance with a tie if Tauro FC (5 points) doesn't win at UNAM (8 points).



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