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Saturday, August 20, 2011
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Keane scores on LA Galaxy debut

Robbie Keane marked his Los Angeles Galaxy debut with a goal as his new side defeated San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 at the Home Depot Centre.

Robbie Keane scores his first Galaxy goal

Republic of Ireland international Keane became one of the hottest properties in Major League Soccer when he swapped Tottenham for Galaxy and showed what he can do by breaking the deadlock after 21 minutes.

Mike Magee, who replaced him 18 minutes from time, added the second for the Western conference leaders, while Steven Beitashour saw red for the Earthquakes.

Seattle Sounders leapfrogged FC Dallas in Major League Soccer's Western Conference with a 1-0 win that sent them second behind Galaxy.

Mauro Rosales was the scorer after 16 minutes, with a second-half red card for Daniel Cruz helping Seattle hold on to the points.

Colorado Rapids drew 2-2 with Chivas USA after taking the lead twice.

Goals from Caleb Folan (13) and Nick LaBrocca (36) cancelled each other out before Jeff Larentowitcz and Laurent Courtois (86) did the same.

Diego Chara, in the second minute, and Jorge Perlaza, after 33, set Portland Timbers on the way to a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps, for whom Camilo grabbed a consolation.

Eastern conference leaders Columbus Crew beat Philadelphia Union 2-1. They saw Emilio Renteria's goal cancelled out by Veljko Paunovic only for Andres Mendoza's 51st-minute penalty to settle matters.

Houston Dynamo overtook Real Salt Lake in second spot with an entertaining 3-2 win.

The game was locked after goals from Crian Ching and Bobby Boswell and Edgar Espindola and Luis Gil tied the scores, paving the way for Alex Dixon's last-minute winner.

Milton Caraglio and Dane Richards each scored a brace as New England Revolution drew 2-2 with Red Bull New York. Revolution lost Kenny Mansally to a red card after 55 minutes, with Red Bull's Teemu Tainio the culprit.

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