May 17, 2009

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Eddie Lewis scored his first goal of the season in second-half stoppage time to help the Los Angeles Galaxy salvage a 1-1 tie with the Columbus Crew on Sunday.

The Galaxy (1-1-7) extended their unbeaten streak to seven games -- their longest stretch without a loss in two years.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto scored his fifth goal of the season for the Crew (1-2-6), who extended their unbeaten run to five games but have yet to win on the road.

Lewis scored after Omar Gonzalez's long throw-in reached the penalty area. The Crew's Gino Padula headed the ball away from the net, but Lewis secured it and fired a low 25-yard line drive that settled inside the right post.

The Crew played the end of the match with 10 men after Danny O'Rourke received his second yellow card for tripping Landon Donovan from behind in the 89th minute.

Schelotto gave the Crew the lead in the 70th minute, when he stripped the ball from Galaxy defender Tony Sanneh and sent an 18-yard shot inside the left post.

Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum started his fifth consecutive game. Regular starter William Hesmer did not travel with the team after injuring his back during training Wednesday.

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