Saturday, May 23, 2015

It Happened in America: Fire save a point, Galaxy get back on track

Columbus Crew 2-2 Chicago Fire
Jason Johnson salvaged a draw for Chicago in the fourth minute of stoppage time with a header from the edge of the box. From the 55th minute on, this one was the Crew's game to lose. That was when Kei Kamara finished his second goal of the game to put Columbus up 2-0. Even after David Accam got the Fire on the board three minutes later, it still looked like Columbus would snag all three points. Chicago, however, would not be stopped, and the last of their 19 total shots was the one that allowed them to rescue a point after all was said and done. The single point temporarily lifts Chicago into a playoff spot in the East, while Columbis holds firmly onto fourth place.

LA Galaxy 1-0 Houston Dynamo
This was somewhat of a snoozer for the vast majority of the match. It wasn't until Alan Gordon's floating header found its way over Tyler Deric in the second minute of stoppage time that something exciting went down. Although Houston will feel like they could have earned a point, it was a deserved win for Galaxy. Although it was still pretty ugly, they controlled the match and were better team last night. The bigger story was the return of LA's captain, Robbie Keane. He was introduced as a substitute in the  56th minute for his first action in seven games. Galaxy's win ended a five game winless streak that came to a head this past Sunday when they got hammered 4-0 by Orlando City.  The win leapfrogs them ahead of the Dynamo for the sixth and final playoff spot in the West.

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