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Keane rescues Galaxy with late penalty kicks
by Paul Kennedy, July 5th, 2013 1:13AM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 19] Robbie Keane scored two late penalties -- the second in the second minute of stoppage time after he was taken down in the penalty area -- to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew. The Galaxy picked up three much-needed points as the Colorado Rapids also won with a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls.

Goals: 24/8 GP (avg.: 3.00)
Video: Midweek Timeline

The win pushed the Galaxy into fourth place in the Western Conference, a point ahead of Vancouver and Colorado and three ahead of Seattle, which has three games in hand.

FC Dallas blew a chance to move to within one point of Real Salt Lake for the Western Conference lead as it had to settle for a 0-0 tie with Chivas USA.

The point was the second in two games for Chivas USA, which is nonetheless winless in its last 12 game -- a period of more than three months.

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 19:
Thursday, July 4
FC Dallas 0 Chivas USA 0.
Att.: 22,035.

Thursday, July 4
Colorado 2 New York 0.
COL: Nathan Sturgis 47
COL: Deshorn Brown (Chris Klute) 68
Att.: 18,359.

Thursday, July 4
LA Galaxy 2 Columbus 1.
CLB: Bernardo Anor (Federico Higuain) 78
LA: Robbie Keane (pen.) 85
LA: Robbie Keane (pen.) 92+
Att.: 24,180.

Wednesday, July 3
Toronto FC 3 Montreal 3.
MTL: Andres Romero 1
TOR: Jeremie Brockie (Bobby Convey) 6'
TOR: Steven Caldwell (Jeremie Brockie) 21
TOR: Darren O'Dea (Luis Silva) 24
MTL: Hassoun Camara 69
MTL: Marco Di Vaio (Felipe) 70
Att.: 21,700.

Wednesday, July 3
Chicago 3 San Jose 2.
SJ: Alan Gordon 14
CHI: Dilly Duka (Gonzalo Segares) 36
CHI: Patrick Nyarko (Dilly Duka) 47
SJ: own goal 72
CHI: Chris Rolfe (Mike Magee) 84
Att.: 14,815.

Wednesday, July 3
Sporting KC 1 Vancouver 1.
SKC: Aurelien Collin 35
VAN: Camilo 45
Att.: 20,137.

Wednesday, July 3

Seattle 2 D.C. United 0.
SEA: Obafemi Martins (Brad Evans) 19
SEA: Obafemi Martins 91+
Att.: 39,180.

Wednesday, July 3
Real Salt Lake 2 Philadelphia 2
PHI:  Sebastien Le Toux (Conor Casey, Sheanon Williams) 13
RSL: Luis Gil (Javier Morales) 75
PHI: Conor Casey (Antoine Hoppenot) 76
RSL: Javier Morales 97+
Red Card: Real Salt Lake -- Lovel Palmer 59.
Att.: 20,445.

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 19:
Saturday, July 6
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. San Jose
9 pm ET
Houston vs. Philadelphia
11 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Seattle, NBCSN

Sunday, July 7
3 pm ET
Chicago vs. Sporting KC, ESPN
5 pm ET
Columbus vs. Portland
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. Chivas USA
9:30 pm ET
Colorado vs. D.C. United
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. FC Dallas
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

30 Montreal 9-4-3 30/24
28 New York 8-7-4 25/24
27 Philadelphia 7-5-6 29/28
27 Sporting KC 7-5-6 25/19
23 Houston 6-6-5 19/18
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21 Chicago 6-7-3 18/23
21 New England 5-5-6 19/14
20 Columbus 5-8-5 22/23
13 Toronto FC 2-8-7 16/24
9 D.C. United 2-13-3 8/29

Western Conference:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-

34 Real Salt Lake 10-5-4 29/18
31 FC Dallas 8-3-7 27/22
30 Portland 7-1-9 28/16
27 LA Galaxy 8-7-3 27/22
26 Vancouver 7-5-5  28/26
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26 Colorado 7-7-5 23/22
24 Seattle 7-5-3 21/17
21 San Jose 5-8-6 20/30
13 Chivas USA 3-10-4 15/31
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
11+1 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
10+1 Camilo (Vancouver)
10 Mike Magee (Los Angeles/Chicago)
10 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
8 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
8 Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC)
7+2 Robbie Keane (Los Angeles)
6+2 Obafemi Martins (Seattle)
6+1 Conor Casey (Philadelphia)
6 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)
6 Will Johnson (Portland)
6 Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
6 Thierry Henry (New York)

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 20:
Friday, July 12
7:30 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Chivas USA

Saturday, July 13
7 pm ET
New York vs. Montreal
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Houston
8:30 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. Toronto FC
9 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Seattle
11 pm ET
Portland vs. LA Galaxy, NBCSN

Sunday, July 14
7 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Chicago

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 21:
Wednesday, July 17
9 pm ET
Colorado vs. New England
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Toronto FC

Saturday, July 20
4 pm ET
Seattle vs. Colorado
Toronto FC vs. New York
7 pm ET
Montreal vs. FC Dallas
7:30 pm ET
Columbus vs. New England
Philadelphia vs. Portland
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. D.C. United
10 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Sporting KC
10:30 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. Vancouver

MLS SCHEDULE, Week 22:
Saturday, July 27
2 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Columbus
7 pm ET
D.C. United vs. New England
Montreal vs. Sporting KC
New York vs. Real Salt Lake
Vancouver vs. Philadelphia, Univision Dep.
8 pm ET
Houston vs. Chicago, NBCSN
9 pm ET
Colorado vs. LA Galaxy
10:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. Portland

Sunday, July 28

11 pm ET
Seattle vs. Chivas USA, Univision Dep.


1 comment
  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: July 5, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.
    NY Red Bulls stunk up the joint; coach Petke needs to develop a system that is in synch with the players. Sam and Steele contribute zilch to the squad; lots of running, but not enough soccer IQ even by MLS standards.

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