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Galaxy win sets up wild Western Conference finales
October 17th, 2013 1:05AM

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[MLS REWIND: Week 34] Rookie defender Kofi Opare's goal in the second half gave the short-handed LA Galaxy a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact that left four teams separated by two points in the race for the  Western Conference lead with two games to play. The loss left Montreal with one point in its last six games and one of three teams tied for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

The Galaxy was playing without injured Omar Gonzalez and Landon Donovan and Panamanian keeper Jaime Penedo, but Irish star Robbie Keane, who had just returned from Europe in the afternoon, came off the bench.

Its front three consisted of the homegrown trio of Gyasi Zardes, Jose Villarreal and Jack McBean.

MLS WEEK 34, Results:
Wednesday, October 16
LA Galaxy 1 Montreal 0.
LA: Kofi Opare (Gyasi Zardes) 68
Att.: 13,320.

MLS WEEK 34, Schedule:
Friday, October 18
8 pm ET
Sporting KC vs. D.C. United NBCSN

Saturday, October 19
2 pm ET
Montreal vs. Philadelphia
3 pm ET
FC Dallas vs. Seattle NBCSN
6 pm ET
Colorado vs. Vancouver
7:30 pm ET
New England vs. Columbus
8:30 pm ET
Chicago vs. Toronto FC
10:30 pm ET
Portland vs. Real Salt Lake

Sunday, October 20
4 pm ET
Houston vs. New York UniMas
9 pm ET
LA Galaxy vs. San Jose ESPN
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MLS STANDINGS:
Eastern Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-

53 (32) *New York 15-9-8 50/39
52 (32) *Sporting KC 15-10-7 44/29
48 (32) Houston 13-10-9 39/37
46 (32) Montreal 13-12-7 48/47
46 (32) Chicago 13-12-7 44/47
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46 (32) Philadelphia 12-10-10 40/40
45 (32) New England 12-11-9 45/36
41 (32) Columbus 12-15-5 40/42
26 (32) Toronto FC 5-16-11 29/46
16 (32) D.C. United 3-22-7 21/56
*Clinched playoff berth.

Western Conference:
PTS (GP) TEAM W-L-T +/-
53 (32) Portland 13-5-14 49/33
52 (32) Real Salt Lake 15-10-7 55/40
51 (32) LA Galaxy 15-11-6 52/37
51 (32) Seattle 15-11-6 41/39
48 (32) Colorado 13-10-9 42/33
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47 (32) San Jose 13-11-8 33/41
45 (32) Vancouver 12-11-9 48/42
41 (32) FC Dallas 10-11-11 45/50
26 (32) Chivas USA 6-18-8 29/60
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MLS LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER (TEAM)
19 Mike Magee (LA Galaxy/Chicago)
19 Marco Di Vaio (Montreal)
18 Camilo (Vancouver)
15 Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy)
12 Diego Fagundez (New England)
12 Dominic Oduro (Columbus)
11 Jack McInerney (Philadelphia)
11 Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
11 Federico Higuain (Columbus)
11 Blas Perez (FC Dallas)

MLS WEEK 35, Schedule:
Wednesday, October 23
9 pm ET
Real Salt Lake vs. Chivas USA

Saturday, October 26
3 pm ET
Philadelphia vs. Sporting KC NBCSN
4 pm ET
Toronto FC vs. Montreal Univision Dep.
5:30 pm ET
San Jose vs. FC Dallas NBCSN
10:30 pm ET
Chivas USA vs. Portland

Sunday, October 27
1:30 pm ET
D.C. United vs. Houston NBC
4 pm ET
Columbus vs. New England
5 pm ET
New York vs. Chicago UniMas
8 pm ET
Vancouver vs. Colorado
9 pm ET
Seattle vs. LA Galaxy ESPN


2 comments
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: October 17, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.
    What is more interesting the fact that 6 teams within 2 points of winning the supporters' shield with 2 games left for all. Imagine this happening in England for example.
  1. Paul Stierle
    commented on: October 17, 2013 at 11:23 a.m.
    Hey does anyone want to predict the outcome of the last games? So much to consider. Who is back from international play and not injured. I thought the Sounders were deep and they lost the last 3. I thought LA was fading but they are doing it with depletion. I was rooting for Portland but they play Saly Lake this week but is Valeri playing? So many nail biting scenarios. And I know it is unamerican but I wanted Panama to win as the game rolled on but Klinsman has truely built a deep team. Okay I am off the MLS. Go whoever! Okay I am supose to say Sounders as my friend coaches them and my Brother played for them.

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