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October 20, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
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LA Galaxy 0-0 San Jose Earthquakes: Stalemate sends Galaxy to playoffs

Last season's Supporters' Shield winners will miss out on the postseason, while the two-time defending champions are in.

By Seth Vertelney

Bruce Arena, LA Galaxy, MLS
Victor Decolongon
The LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes played out a 0-0 draw at the StubHub Center on Sunday night. The result clinched a playoff berth for the Galaxy, while it essentially eliminated San Jose.

The Galaxy had goalkeeper Jaime Penedo to thank for keeping the match scoreless in the first half, as the Panamanian made a string of impressive saves to ensure the match entered the break at 0-0.

The game opened up in the second half, as San Jose pushed for the goal which it needed to keep its postseason hopes alive. Quakes goalkeeper Jon Busch made a stellar diving save on a Marcelo Sarvas volley to keep his team in the game late on.

Despite pushing frantically for the last 10 minutes, the goal never came for San Jose, and last season's Supporters' Shield winners will miss the playoffs without a double-digit goal total in next week's finale against FC Dallas.

With the result, Seattle clinched a playoff berth, despite losing four straight matches, and Colorado is also now all-but-qualified.

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Los Angeles Galaxy

18
J. Penedo
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
73′
 - 
5
Sean Franklin
Defender
 - 
28
Kofi Opare
Defender
 - 
8
 - 
-
Michael Stephens
Midfielder
68′
 - 
16
Greg Cochrane
Defender
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
70′
 - 
7
Robbie Keane
Striker
 - 
10
 - 
11
Gyasi Zardes
Striker
 - 

San Jose Earthquakes

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18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
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5
 - 
3
 - 
33
 - 
44
C. Goodson
Defender
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4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
20′
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
59′
 - 
6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
75′
 - 
8
 - 
16

Substitutes

12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
73′
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
 - 
25
 - 
-
 - 
14
Robbie Rogers
Midfielder
68′
 - 
32
 - 
33
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Substitutes

 - 
22
Evan Newton
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
21
 - 
11
 - 
-
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker
 - 
24

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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