Ireland's Robbie Keane leads LA Galaxy past Timbers, 3-1
AP Monday, August 4, 2014, 12:04 am TWN
CARSON, California -- Robbie Keane scored twice to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Portland Timbers 3-1 on Saturday.
Keane broke a deadlock in the 73rd minute, beating defenders to the back post to head home Landon Donovan's left-footed cross. Keane then converted a penalty in the 85th minute to seal the victory. It was his 12th goal of the season, moving him to fourth in MLS.
The Timbers opened the scoring when Diego Valeri converted a free kick from just outside the box in the 14th minute. Los Angeles nearly responded just before the half hour, but Gyasi Zardes' header hit the bar.
The Galaxy drew even in first-half stoppage time as Zardes didn't miss his next chance, heading Robbie Rogers' left-footed cross past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.
Gilberto and Luke Moore scored to help Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-0 for its first victory in five games.
Gilberto scored in the 11th minute for Toronto when his shot from inside the 18-yard box hit the underside of the crossbar and landed a foot across the line.
Moore made it 2-0 in the 54th minute, beating goalkeeper Troy Perkins to a loose ball in front of the net for an easy tap-in. U.S. international Michael Bradley got the play going when his stunning through ball from deep in his own half found a streaking Dominic Oduro. Impact defender Krzysztof Krol blocked Oduro's shot, but the ball fell right into Moore's path.
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his MLS-leading 18th goal of the season and the 10-man New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 2-1.
Wright-Phillips curled in a left-footed shot in the 63rd minute for his ninth goal in his last 10 games. He's a goal away from tying the single-season club record set by Juan Pablo Angel in 2007.
Matt Miazga received a red card for New York in the second minute of first-half stoppage time for a late challenge of Lee Nguyen.
Earlier, Charlie Davies scored on a header in the 20th minute for New England, before New York's Dax McCarty leveled just after halftime with a chip which was beyond the reach of goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
Yannick Djalo scored from the edge of the box on a crisp pass from Chris Wondolowski to help the San Jose Earthquakes hold off the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the first sporting event at Levi's Stadium.
The red jersey-wearing Quakes christened the new US$1.2 billion high-tech home of the San Francisco 49ers with a quick-strike goal before withstanding a flurry of shots from the Western Conference-leading Sounders in the closing moments.
Wondolowski floated a pass from midfield over a defender and right onto Djalo's feet. Djalo controlled the ball and flicked it past a charging Stefan Frei for his third goal this season, sending most of the announced crowd of 48,765 roaring out of their seats.
Also Saturday, the Columbus Crew drew 1-1 with the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake clinched a 1-0 win against the Colorado Rapids.
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