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Columbus Crew

Result: Late penalty drama seals Los Angeles Galaxy win

Result: Late penalty drama seals Galaxy win
Columbus Crew walk away from the Stubhub Centre with all three points thanks to two late penalties.

Two late penalties have seen Los Angeles Galaxy come back from behind to defeat Columbus Crew 2-1 at the Stubhub Centre.

The visitors looked likely to stretch their lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference to seven points, despite being second best for much of the game.

However, Robbie Keane dispatched both spot kicks to see Bruce Arena's men jump above Houston Dynamo to the top of the Western Conference.

It was the hosts who had the run of the play throughout the game, but they struggled to find a way past Andy Gruenebaum, as well as suffering from wasteful finishing.

They were hit by a suckerpunch 12 minutes from time when Bernardo Anor got his head to Federico Higuain's free kick and steered the ball beyond Carlo Cudicini.

That looked like it might settle matters, but the hosts were handed a lifeline when Gruenbaum brought down Jose Villarreal inside the area.

Keane stepped up and made no mistake. It was the Irish striker who was felled by Anor to win the second penalty two minutes into injury time.

After dusting himself off, he once again found the net to seal all three points.

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Mike Magee on February 27, 2012
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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia17104329141534
2Orlando City1896331191233
3Columbus Crew159422491531
4Toronto158432518728
5New York City FCNY City167271814423
6New England RevolutionNew England155641513221
7New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls146261716120
8Montreal ImpactMontreal155192028-816
9Chicago Fire144371822-415
10Atlanta UnitedAtlanta144281319-614
11FC CincinnatiCincinnati15357922-1314
12DC United142571120-911
13Inter MiamiInter Miami143291222-1011

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portland TimbersPortland1810443528734
2Seattle SoundersSeattle1473430161424
3Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd176563026423
4Los Angeles FCLos Angeles166463731622
5Sporting Kansas CityKansas156362523221
6Dallas135531913620
7Colorado RapidsColorado135442520519
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake154652126-518
9San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes164572545-2017
10Houston DynamoHouston143742124-316
11Nashville SCNashville134451114-316
12Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver155191731-1416
13Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy134361722-515

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