Galaxy 2, Crew 1

Galaxy topple Crew on late PKs

July 4, 2013
By Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- Robbie Keane converted two penalty kicks in the closing minutes, rallying the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew on Thursday night.

Keane beat Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum to the lower right corner in the 85th minute and again in the second minute of stoppage to give the Galaxy (8-7-3) just their third win in their last eight matches.

Bernardo Anor put the Crew (5-8-5) on the scoreboard in the 78th-minute, heading Federico Higuain's free kick from near midfield and looping the ball from the top of the box into the upper-right corner.

Referee Sorin Stoica called Gruenebaum for tripping Jose Villarreal in the box for the first penalty, and Anor was whistled for knocking down Keane as he awaited a cross for the second.

Dominic Oduro nearly scored for Columbus in the 88th minute, but Todd Dunivant cleared it off the goal line.

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