Jul 5, 2013 at 3.30am UK at ​The Home Depot Center
LA GalaxyLos Angeles Galaxy
2-1
Columbus Crew
Keane (2)
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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.

Mike Magee on February 27, 2012
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