MLS WRAP – Week 27: Keane and Magee give LA Galaxy another win

LA Galaxy did their 2011 MLS Supporters’ Shield chances no harm with a 3-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps in Week 27 action on the weekend.
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LA Galaxy did their 2011 MLS Supporters’ Shield chances no harm with a 3-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps in Week 27 action on the weekend.

Mike Magee opened the scoring for last season’s best performed regular season team in the 40th minute with a neat finish from a perfect Robbie Keane pass from the left side of the penalty area.

Just after the hour-mark, it was 2-0 when Keane powered home a stooping header from Bryan Jordan’s cross from the right before Magee wrapped up proceedings with an inch-perfect header from another clinical Jordan pass 15 minutes from time.

The win allowed the Galaxy to go seven points clear of second-placed Seattle Sounders with five matches remaining prior to the play-offs and extended their recent run to four wins in five matches.

Elsewhere in MLS, Portland Timbers cruised past New England Revolution 3-0, Danny Koevermans scored twice as Toronto FC beat Colorado Rapids 2-1, Juan Pablo Angel scored a goal for each team has his Chivas USA lost 3-2 at Chicago Fire, Philadelphia Union got the better of Columbus Crew to win 1-0 as Houston Dynamo came from behind to record a 2-1 victory San Jose Earthquakes.

In Texas, New York Red Bulls kept their play-offs hopes alive with a 1-0 win over FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake moved third in the West with a 1-0 home victory over Sporting Kansas City and Seattle won 3-0 over DC United thanks to an Alvaro Fernandez double.

2011 MLS season – Week 27 scores

Portland Timbers: 3 (Diego Chara 9’, Kenny Cooper 32’, Darlington Nagbe 66’)
New England Revolution: 0
JELD-WEN Field, Portland, OR – 20,323

Toronto FC: 2 (Danny Koevermans 52’/60’)
Colorado Rapids: 1 (Sanna Nyassi 69’)
BMO Field, Toronto, ON – 20,318

Chicago Fire: 3 (Cory Gibbs 2’, Juan Pablo Angel (og) 26’, Dominic Oduro 85’, red card: Gibbs 37’)
Chivas USA: 2 (Juan Pablo Angel 61’, Nick LaBrocca 63’)
Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL – 15,246

Philadelphia Union: 1 (Sebastien Le Toux 32’)
Columbus Crew: 0
PPL Park, Chester, PA – 18,906

Houston Dynamo: 2 (Brad Davis (p) 47’, Will Bruin 79’)
San Jose Earthquakes: 1 (Khari Stephenson 40’)
Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX – 18,129

FC Dallas: 0
New York Red Bulls: 1 (Luke Rodgers 36’)
Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX – 17,019

Real Salt Lake: 1 (Nat Borchers 54’)
Sporting Kansas City: 0
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – 19,888

Seattle Sounders: 3 (Michael Fucito 35’, Alvaro Fernandez 47’/60’)
DC United: 0
CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA – 36,242

LA Galaxy: 3 (Mike Magee 40’/75’, Robbie Keane 64’)
Vancouver Whitecaps: 0
The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA – 22,959

 
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