Cole's block preserves DC United's 0-0 draw with Galaxy (Jun 03, 2017)

BY AP • June 3, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) Ashley Cole deflected a hard shot in front of the goal in the final minute of stoppage time to preserve D.C. United's 0-0 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night.

Cole dove to block Ian Harkes' attempt from the center of the box, earning a hardy pat on the back from goalkeeper Jon Kempin.

Kempin made six saves for United (4-7-3), and Bill Hamid stopped six for the Galaxy (5-5-3).

The draw snapped a three-game losing home streak for D.C., but ran its home scoreless streak to four.

Giovani dos Santos, who had five goals in the four previous games, took two shots for Los Angeles, which had its streak of three straight away wins end, but still came away from the stretch of four road matches with 10 points

After Hamid tipped away Dave Romney's shot in the 66th, and United's best late chance came in the 72nd when Luciano Acosta's shot hit the crossbar.

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