Galaxy Vs. Toronto FC Recap: Los Angeles Clinches Playoff Spot With 4-2 Victory

Just six months removed from seeing their CONCACAF Champions League hopes dashed by Toronto FC, the Los Angeles Galaxy topped Toronto on Saturday night from the Home Depot Center, 4-2, clinching a spot in the MLS playoffs.

Juninho proved key for the Galaxy on Saturday night, scoring two early goals to give Los Angeles an early and important edge. Juninho struck a free kick in the 12th minute past Toronto goalkeeper Freddy Hall to give the Galaxy the early edge. Just more than 20 minutes later, the Brazilian scored from distance to put Los Angeles up 2-0.

The Galaxy would extend that lead just three minutes later, when in the 36th minute, Robbie Keane scored to produce a three-goal advantage. The goal would prove the difference in the game, but Toronto was able to close the gap to 3-1 on a Terry Dunfield header.

An 86th-minute goal from Toronto FC's Luis Silva brought the game to a nail-biting conclusion, but Keane struck again from short range to close the game out for the Galaxy.

The Galaxy's 49 points puts them in a tie for second in the MLS's Western Conference, tied with Real Salt Lake at 11 points behind the San Jose Earthquakes.

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