The Los Angeles Galaxy topped the visiting Colorado Rapids Friday night, 2-0. With the win the Galaxy moved into third place in Major League Soccer's Western Conference standings, leaving them just a point behind the second-place Seattle Sounders.
Robbie Keane put the Galaxy on the board in the 15th minute, taking a pass from Landon Donovan and putting it in the net. It was Keane's 12th goal of the year, ranking him fifth in the league. Swedish midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson, making his MLS debut, had the team's other goal. He made a move past Marvell Wynne and Luis Zapata at the top of the box and put it in low from 20 yards out to put the Galaxy up 2-0 at the 58th minute.
The Galaxy won the time of possession battle and had significantly more offense. They picked up eight shots on target, where the Rapids only forced L.A. goalkeeper Josh Saunders to make one save.