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85′ (PG) Robbie Keane
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LA Galaxy 2-1 Columbus Crew: Robbie Keane penalty double seals comeback

Robbie Keane scored two as the Galaxy came from behind to beat the visiting Crew on July 4.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Robbie Keane, LA Galaxy, MLS
Victor Decolongon
A pair of late penalties gave the LA Galaxy a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Thursday.

With 12 minutes remaining in regulation, the Crew struck against the run of play. Up until then, the visitors had put one shot on target (out of three total) and held 42 percent of possession. The chance came from a deep, central free kick, that Federico Higuain arced toward the area. At the top of the box, Bernardo Anor separated from A.J. DeLaGarza to loop a header over the retreating Carlo Cudicini.

Five minutes before time, the Galaxy made their dominance count. In a move that started with Robbie Keane, Marcelo Sarvas slipped the ball through to Jose Villarreal, freshly returned from the U-20 World Cup in Turkey. Andy Gruenebaum dove and took down Villarreal, conceding a penalty. Keane casually stepped up to the spot and sent Gruenebaum the wrong way for the equalizer.

Keane drilled a shot off the crossbeam in the waning minutes as LA piled on the pressure in a breathless end to the match. The Galaxy took 23 shots total.

Another penalty, this one conceded by Anor, provided the winner. Despite minimal contact, Keane went down under a Colin Clark cross. He placed the ball in the exact same spot, but with enough precision that Gruenebaum couldn't reach it.


Los Angeles Galaxy

23
Carlo Cudicini
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Todd Dunivant
Defender
 - 
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
 - 
5
Sean Franklin
Defender
 - 
20
A.J. DeLaGarza
Defender
83′
 - 
8
 - 
14
Robbie Rogers
Midfielder
78′
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
61′
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
7
Robbie Keane
Striker
85′ 91′
 - 
11
Gyasi Zardes
Striker
 - 

Columbus Crew

 - 
30
 - 
3
 - 
-
 - 
14
 - 
21
Chad Barson
Defender
 - 
7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
78′ 90′
 - 
-
 - 
23
Kevan George
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
17
Ben Speas
Midfielder
 - 
10

Substitutes

1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
25
 - 
23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
78′
 - 
-
 - 
32
 - 
33
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
 - 
16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
90′
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
66′
 - 
-
 - 
18

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Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2