CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Juninho and Todd Dunivant scored second-half goals to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas 2-0 on Sunday.
Juninho tucked away a feed in the 66th minute from Jose Villarreal after the rookie forward stripped Dallas defender Matt Hedges about 15 yards outside the Hoops' box and raced past goalkeeper Kevin Hartman on the left. Juninho first-timed the shot into a virtually open net.
Dunivant scored in the 84th after sending a pass to Robbie Keane in Dallas' box, then racing forward for a penetrating ball from Michael Stephens.
The victory moved the Galaxy (12-11-4) within three points of second-place Seattle and third-place Real Salt Lake in a tight battle behind Western Conference leader San Jose. Dallas (8-12-8) is five points behind Vancouver in the fight for the fifth and final Western playoff berth.