MLS: Galaxy top FC Dallas, D.C. shuts out Dynamo
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Robbie Keane scored a spectacular goal midway through the first half, Gyasi Zardes added another strike before halftime and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Wednesday night to end their winless streak at four games.
At home for the first time in 5 1/2 weeks, the Galaxy (3-3-3) climbed out of last place in the Western Conference, pulling two points ahead of Chivas USA, San Jose and Portland. Los Angeles was 0-2-2 in its previous four games - all on the road - since winning on April 12.
FC Dallas (5-6-2) is winless in six games. It lost for the fifth time in six games and sixth in eight.
Keane scored on a 20-yard rocket to the upper-left corner from a defense-splitting Zardes pass in the 23rd minute, his sixth goal of the season, and Zardes found space between three defenders to head home a chip from Juninho in the 44th minute.
Rookie Tesho Akindele scored his first professional goal in the 65th minute for FC Dallas, first-timing a feed from Jair Benitez.
D.C. UNITED 2, DYNAMO 0
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chris Rolfe and Fabian Espindola scored in D.C. United's victory over Houston.
They also assisted each other's goals in the victory, United's first against Houston in eight regular-season or playoff games in more than two years.
United (5-3-3) moved ahead of the Dynamo (5-6-2) and into second place in the Eastern Conference.
Goalkeeper Bill Hamid made three saves to preserve his second shutout of the season and United's fourth.
Houston has failed to score in four road games against Eastern Conference opponents, losing three and drawing the other.
Houston was without World Cup call-ups Brad Davis (United States) and Boniek Garcia (Honduras), and also lost forward Mark Sherrod to an apparent left knee injury in the 11th minute.
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