Sep 8, 2013 at 3am UK at ​The Home Depot Center
LA GalaxyLos Angeles Galaxy
0-1
ColoradoColorado Rapids

Juninho (49')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Buddle (75')
Powers (53')

Result: Edson Buddle strike downs Los Angeles Galaxy

Result: Buddle strike downs Galaxy
Colorado Rapids triumph 1-0 over Los Angeles Galaxy thanks to Edson Buddle's 75th-minute strike at the StubHub Centre.

Los Angeles Galaxy have failed to keep pace with second-placed Seattle Sounders in the MLS Western Conference by falling to a 1-0 defeat at home to the Colorado Rapids.

With Rave Green edging out Chicago Fire thanks to a late own goal at Centurylink Field, Bruce Arena's men needed a win to stay in touch, but lost out to an Edson Buddle goal 15 minutes from the end.

It was Vicente Sanchez who set up the goal after winning possession deep in the Galaxy half.

He then found the 32-year-old American international, who unleashed a shot that beat Brian Rowe from 22 yards out.

Galaxy had plenty of efforts on goal throughout the evening, but it ultimately ended in frustration as they were unable to beat Rapids goalkeeper Clinton Irwin.

The result moves Oscar Pareja's men to within one point of the Californian outfit.

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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Toronto34208671403168
2New York City FCNY City34169958421657
3Atlanta UnitedAtlanta341510964392555
4Chicago Fire341671161471455
5Columbus Crew34166125246654
6New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34139124944548
7New England RevolutionNew England34137145359-646
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34119145047342
9Montreal ImpactMontreal34116175257-539
10Orlando City34109153958-1939
11DC United3495203160-2932

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver33157114947252
2Seattle SoundersSeattle331311949391050
3Portland TimbersPortland33148115849950
4Sporting Kansas CityKansas331213839271249
5Houston DynamoHouston331211105445947
6San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes33128133653-1744
7Dallas331013104347-443
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake33126154752-542
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd33106174567-2236
10Colorado RapidsColorado3396183147-1633
11Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy3388174462-1832
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