CARSON, Calif. -- Gyasi Zardes scored twice to lead the L.A. Galaxy over Chivas USA 3-0 on Sunday.
Zardes made it 3-0 in the 71st minute after a nifty set of passes and misdirection between Donovan and Keane.
The Galaxy are 13-5-7, two points off the lead in the Western Conference behind Seattle. Chivas USA falls to 6-13-6 and is mired in a seven-game winless streak -- six straight without goals.
UNITED 2, RED BULLS 0
United (14-8-4) extended its lead to four points over second-place Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference.
Bill Hamid earned his seventh shutout of the season and recorded the first assist in his five-year MLS career.
Hamid sent a long ball across midfield and Fabian Espindola flicked a header forward to Silva. Silva then beat Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles to the ball and punched it forward to set up an open-net finish.
Johnson looped the ball over Robles in the 91st minute after he got behind the defense on a ball sent in from near midfield from Perry Kitchen.
New York (7-8-10) remained two points behind in the race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
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