Juninho, Dunivant lead Galaxy past FC Dallas

Juninho and Todd Dunivant scored second-half goals to help the

Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas 2-0 on Sunday.

Juninho tucked away a feed in the 66th minute from Jose

Villarreal after the rookie forward stripped Dallas defender Matt

Hedges about 15 yards outside the Hoops’ box and raced past

goalkeeper Kevin Hartman on the left. Juninho first-timed the shot

into a virtually open net.

Dunivant scored in the 84th after sending a pass to Robbie Keane

in Dallas’ box, then racing forward for a penetrating ball from

Michael Stephens.

The victory moved the Galaxy (12-11-4) within three points of

second-place Seattle and third-place Real Salt Lake in a tight

battle behind Western Conference leader San Jose. Dallas (8-12-8)

is five points behind Vancouver in the fight for the fifth and

final Western playoff berth.