LA Galaxy held to draw by Rapids
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER RESULTS
|Friday, September 28|
|Saturday, September 29|
|San Jose||3-3||FC Dallas|
|Chivas USA||0-4||Salt Lake|
|Sunday, September 30|
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Sarvas scored his second goal of the season to help the Galaxy (15-11-5) improve to 5-0-2 in their unbeaten stretch while outscoring opponents 16-4. Los Angeles moved two points behind Real Salt Lake for second place in the Western Conference with three games left.
Jaime Castrillon had his eighth goal of the year in the 16th minute for Colorado (9-18-4). The Rapids have won only once in their last 15 games, and trail Vancouver by eight points for the final playoff spot in the West.
The Galaxy lost defender A.J. DeLaGarza to a left ankle injury in the 30th minute.
Los Angeles pressured Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens early and broke through first on Sarvas' score. Robbie Keane had his shot blocked by defenders, but the ball came right back to Sarvas who sent a low drive past Pickens' right hand.
Nifty passing by Landon Donovan and Sarvas set up a wide-open net for Keane in the 13th minute, but Keane fell and never got to the ball.
Colorado tied it when Castrillon took a pass from Hunter Freeman and beat Galaxy goalkepper Josh Saunders from 20 yards out.
Donovan had a goal disallowed in the 29th minute after he leaped over Freeman and put the ball past Pickens.
Pickens made saves on Mike Magee and Donovan in the final two minutes of the half.
Neither team threatened in the second half until Drew Moor's header for the Rapids in the 80th minute. Moore took a corner kick from Martin Rivero in the center of the scoring area, but his header sailed over the crossbar.