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2012 MLS Standings Week 5: Galaxy Dead Last, Chivas Climbs

The LA Galaxy faced off against the league's best in Sporting Kansas City this past weekend, and unceremoniously lost 1-0. Chivas USA had an easier opponent and took advantage, getting their second victory of the season 1-2 at Portland Timbers moving out of the Western Conference basement. The Galaxy remain in last place in the West, Chivas moves past the Timbers into 7th but stay Behind FC Dallas who also won on Saturday.

Chivas went down early in Portland, but got an equalizer from Alejandro Morena just after the second half kickoff and then the game winner from Nick LaBrocca in the 82'. Portland had four points going into the match, Chivas three. The Goats leapfrog the Timbers with the three points they earned, and are just one point behind FC Dallas and a cooled off Seattle Sounders side.

The Galaxy went into Kansas City to face an opponent who hadn't dropped a single point so far in the MLS season. That trend continued, with SKC picking up their 15th point; the first MLS team to do so since the Galaxy in 1998 and the first to do so since MLS did away with the shootout. As a result, the Galaxy remain at the bottom of the West with their lone victory. There are two teams in the East without a victory.

Next for the Galaxy is a home match against Portland Timbers FC, ninth place in the West vs eighth place. Chivas USA travel to Toronto FC this weekend; Toronto has yet to earn a point in MLS play.

For more on the LA Galaxy check out LAG Confidential, for Chivas USA head over to The Goat Parade.