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Result: Los Angeles Galaxy edge past Montreal Impact

Los Angeles Galaxy boost their playoff hopes and put a dent in those of Montreal Impact with a 1-0 win at the StubHub Centre.

Los Angeles Galaxy have moved to within two points of the MLS Western Conference thanks to a 1-0 win over Montreal Impact.

Kofi Opare's 68th-minute strike was all that was needed for Bruce Arena's men to clinch victory at the StubHub Centre, which condemns the visitors to their sixth game without a win and stalling their playoff challenge.

The Impact had the first chance of the game when Andrew Wenger skipped through to shoot across Brian Rowe in the second minute.

In a dull first half, it was Marco Schallibaum's men who looked the more threatening going forward, with Marco di Vaio and Wenger nearly combing to great effect again in the 24th minute.

However, the best effort of the first period was that of Gyasi Zardes, who weaved his way into the box and hit the outside of the post with a shot.

After the break, the Galaxy started to look more comfortable, and 23-year-old Canadian Opare made the most of a goal-mouth scramble to put his team in front with just over 20 minutes remaining.

The Canadian team tried to get men forward but ended up leaving themselves open at the back, although the home side could not add to their lead before the full-time whistle.

As things stand, Montreal are still just inside the playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, but are level on 46 points with Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union, who are in fifth and sixth respectively.

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Juninho on February 27, 2012
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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34225762332971
2Atlanta UnitedAtlanta34216770442669
3New York City FCNY City341681059451456
4DC United341491160501051
5Columbus Crew34149114345-251
6Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34155144950-150
7Montreal ImpactMontreal34144164753-646
8New England RevolutionNew England341011134955-641
9Toronto34106185964-536
10Chicago Fire3488184861-1332
11Orlando City3484224374-3128

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas34188865402562
2Seattle SoundersSeattle341851152371559
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles34169968521657
4Dallas3416995244857
5Portland TimbersPortland35159115450454
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake34147135558-349
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy34139126664248
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34138135467-1347
9Houston DynamoHouston34108165858038
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd34113204971-2236
11Colorado RapidsColorado3487193663-2731
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3449214971-2221

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