Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Galaxy traded early goals
with the Colorado Rapids on Sunday night as they extended their undefeated run
to seven matches with a 1-1 draw at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in MLS.
Marcelo Sarvas scored in the 10th minute for Los Angeles and Jaime Castrillon
responded six minutes later, and the score held as neither side created a goal
the rest of the way.
The Galaxy (15-11-5) slipped two points behind Real Salt Lake for second place
in the Western Conference, while the Rapids (9-18-4) moved within eight points
of the final playoff berth with just three matches remaining.
Sarvas gave Los Angeles the early lead when he ran onto a deflected shot from
Robbie Keane just outside the area and drove a shot into the upper-left corner
to leave Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens no chance to make a save.
Colorado pulled level six minutes later as Conor Casey and Hunter Freeman were
able to orchestrate a build-up that set up Castrillon for a first-time finish
from the middle of the area for his team-high eighth goal.
The Rapids close the year with games against the San Jose Earthquakes, Chivas
USA and the Houston Dynamo, and need to win all three to have any shot to make
The Galaxy host Real next weekend in a clash for second place and finish their
schedule with matches against San Jose and Seattle Sounders FC.
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