MLS Capsules

Updated: July 5, 2013, 12:58 AM ET
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Keane converted two penalty kicks in the closing minutes, rallying the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew on Thursday night.

Keane beat Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum to the lower right corner in the 85th minute and again in the second minute of stoppage to give the Galaxy (8-7-3) just their third win in their last eight matches.

Bernardo Anor put the Crew (5-8-5) on the scoreboard in the 78th-minute, heading Federico Higuain's free kick from near midfield and looping the ball from the top of the box into the upper-right corner.

Referee Sorin Stoica called Gruenebaum for tripping Jose Villarreal in the box for the first penalty, and Anor was whistled for knocking down Keane as he awaited a cross for the second.

Dominic Oduro nearly scored for Columbus in the 88th minute, but Todd Dunivant cleared it off the goal line.

Rapids 2, Red Bulls 0

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Nathan Sturgis scored in the 47th minute and Clint Irwin got his sixth shutout of the season to lift Colorado.

Deshorn Brown also scored for the Rapids (7-7-5), who last lost at home to New York on July 8, 2007 -- improving to 4-0-1 since.

The Red Bulls (8-7-4) were shut out for the fifth time this season and fell to 2-3-1 in their last six matches.

Sturgis scored on a rebound goal in the opening minutes of the second half after the Rapids had missed several chances from close range. It was Sturgis' fourth goal of the season.

Christopher Klute set up Brown with a perfectly timed cross in the 68th minute. Brown was waiting by the right post and connected.

CHIVAS USA 0, FC DALLAS 0

FRISCO, Texas -- Dan Kennedy earned his first shutout of the season helping Chivas USA to a scoreless draw with FC Dallas.

Chivas (3-10-4) extended its winless streak to 12, while Dallas has gone five straight without a victory. Dallas (8-3-7) sits two points behind Real Salt Lake atop the Western Conference.

There were plenty of chances for both teams, though neither could take advantage.

Chivas outshot Dallas 17-6, holding a 6-1 advantage on shots on goal.


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