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MLS WRAP - WEEK 12: RSL back in touch as Galaxy and NYRB both held

Another week of MLS action has passed by and it seems as though the tables in both the East and West are beginning to take shape. In the West, 2010 Supporters' Shield winners LA Galaxy are five points clear of last season's MLS Cup runners-up FC Dallas after they drew 0-0 with DC United in Carson whilst Dallas defeated New England Revolution 1-0 at home.

Real Salt Lake may be placed fourth in the same conference and although they are ten points in arrears of the Galaxy, they have six games in hand and have hit form with a 2-0 home win over Vancouver Whitecaps on the weekend.

In the East, New York Red Bulls were unable to overcome Columbus Crew who scored a late equaliser to force a 1-1 draw at Red Bull Arena leaving them second on the table.

The Red Bulls are two points behind Philadelphia Union who also drew 1-1 with Colorado Rapids in Commerce City.

In other MLS Week 12 games, Toronto FC and Sporting Kansas played out a scoreless draw, as did Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders whilst San Jose Earthquakes won 2-0 at home over Houston Dynamo with Chivas USA downing Portland Timbers 1-0 in Los Angeles.

2011 MLS season - Week 12 scores

LA Galaxy: 0 DC United: 0 The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA - 20,036

Toronto FC: 0 Sporting Kansas City: 0 BMO Field, Toronto, ON - 19,962

New York Red Bulls: 1 (Mehdi Ballouchy 9') Columbus Crew: 1 (Rich Balchan 90+2') Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ - 20,393

Chicago Fire: 0 Seattle Sounders: 0 Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL - 13,839

FC Dallas: 1 (Marvin Chavez 69') New England Revolution: 0 Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, TX - 10,363

Real Salt Lake: 2 (Jean Alexandre 32', Fabian Espindola 79') Vancouver Whitecaps: 0 Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT - 15,174

Colorado Rapids: 1 (Conor Casey (p) 63') Philadelphia Union: 1 (Danny Mwanga 66') Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO - 12,779

San Jose Earthquakes: 2 (Steven Lenhart 69', Simon Dawkins 90+1') Houston Dynamo: 0 Buck Shaw Stadium, Santa Clara, CA - 9,270

Chivas USA: 1 (Marcos Mondaini 70') Portland Timbers: 0 The Home Depot Center, Carson, CA - 14,076

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