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Keane, Galaxy see off Timbers Earthquakes win

CARSON, California, Aug 3, (AP): Robbie Keane scored twice to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Portland Timbers 3-1 on Saturday. Keane broke a deadlock in the 73rd minute, beating defenders to the back post to head home Landon Donovan’s left-footed cross. Keane then converted a penalty in the 85th minute to seal the victory. It was his 12th goal of the season, moving him to fourth in MLS. The Timbers opened the scoring when Diego Valeri converted a free kick from just outside the box in the 14th minute. Los Angeles nearly responded just before the half hour, but Gyasi Zardes’ header hit the bar. The Galaxy drew even in first-half stoppage time as Zardes didn’t miss his next chance, heading Robbie Rogers’ left-footed cross past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.

Gilberto and Luke Moore scored to help Toronto FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-0 for its first victory in five games. Gilberto scored in the 11th minute for Toronto when his shot from inside the 18-yard box hit the underside of the crossbar and landed a foot across the line. Moore made it 2-0 in the 54th minute, beating goalkeeper Troy Perkins to a loose ball in front of the net for an easy tap-in. US international Michael Bradley got the play going when his stunning through ball from deep in his own half found a streaking Dominic Oduro. Impact defender Krzysztof Krol blocked Oduro’s shot, but the ball fell right into Moore’s path.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his MLS-leading 18th goal of the season and the 10-man New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 2-1. Wright-Phillips curled in a left-footed shot in the 63rd minute for his ninth goal in his last 10 games. He’s a goal away from tying the single-season club record set by Juan Pablo Angel in 2007. Matt Miazga received a red card for New York in the second minute of first-half stoppage time for a late challenge of Lee Nguyen. Earlier, Charlie Davies scored on a header in the 20th minute for New England, before New York’s Dax McCarty leveled just after halftime with a chip which was beyond the reach of goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth.
 
Yannick Djalo scored from the edge of the box on a crisp pass from Chris Wondolowski to help the San Jose Earthquakes hold off the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the first sporting event at Levi’s Stadium. The red jersey-wearing Quakes christened the new $1.2 billion high-tech home of the San Francisco 49ers with a quick-strike goal before withstanding a flurry of shots from the Western Conference-leading Sounders in the closing moments. Wondolowski floated a pass from midfield over a defender and right onto Djalo’s feet. Djalo controlled the ball and flicked it past a charging Stefan Frei for his third goal this season, sending most of the announced crowd of 48,765 roaring out of their seats. In Bridgeview, Illinois, Federico Higuain scored 10 seconds into the second half for Columbus in the Crew’s 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night.
 
Ethan Finlay redirected a one-hopper from midfield and Fire defender Patrick Ianni overplayed the clearance attempt. Higuain gathered the loose ball, evaded Lovel Palmer and struck the ball into the left corner for his eighth goal of the season. Mike Magee opened the scoring for the Fire in the 37th minute after Tyson Wahl conceded a penalty on a handball in the area. Goalkeeper Steve Clark guessed wrong and Magee finished low and to the right. Sean Johnson made a couple of difficult saves in the second half for the Fire (3-5-13) to preserve their MLS-leading 13th tie of the season. The Crew (6-7-9) had won two in a row. In Commerce City, Colorado, Nick Rimando tied the MLS record with his 112th shutout in 10-man Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
 
Rimando needed a diving save in the 94th minute to tie the record set by Kevin Hartman in 2012. Salt Lake (8-4-9) won the Rocky Mountain Cup by beating Colorado (8-7-6) in the first two games of the three-game, regular-season series. Javier Morales scored in the 14th minute for Salt Lake. Chris Wingert won a loose ball in Colorado’s defensive end and found Morales open inside the box. Salt Lake played nearly the entire second half a man down after Aaron Maund was handed a red card in the 46th minute for taking down Colorado’s Vicente Sanchez just outside the penalty area. Wingert received a yellow card in the 34th minute and will miss the next match on an accumulation suspension. Colorado was shut out for the second time in three days.

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