first_imgThe Galaxy remain six points behind the eighth-place Chicago Fire, though the Galaxy hold a game in hand over Chicago and the two teams are scheduled to meet in the regular-season finale. After Nate Jaqua gave the Dynamo a 21st-minute lead, Carlos Pavon pulled the Galaxy even just before halftime. Then Gavin Glinton scored the game-winner in the 77th minute. Landon Donovan, recently named the Honda Player of the Year, recorded his team-leading 10th assist of the season on the Galaxy’s first goal. Their second goal came on a play initiated by a Donovan free kick, though he wasn’t credited with the assist. The Galaxy defense held Houston to three shots on goal, compared to the Galaxy’s seven. Defender Troy Roberts did an excellent job of containing Houston’s leading scorer, forward Joseph Ngwenya, who had several dangerous runs cut short by sharp tackling from the Galaxy defense. Houston started the scoring in the 21st minute, when Jaqua was left unmarked on the back post while Ngwenya crossed the ball in from the right side. Jaqua had a free tap-in into the open net, as Galaxy goalkeeper Joe Cannon was at the near post in preparation for the cross. From news services The Galaxy kept their winning streak alive and stayed in the hunt for the MLS Cup playoffs with a 2-1 win Sunday against the Houston Dynamo at Roberston Stadium in Houston. The win is the Galaxy’s fourth in a row, including three consecutive road victories. The Galaxy hadn’t won a road game in the 2007 MLS season before last week, recording a 0-7-4 record away from the Home Depot Center before embarking on its current winning streak. Houston had complied a 8-2-4 record at home before losing to the Galaxy. The Galaxy drew even in first-half stoppage time. Donovan received a throw-in and punched the ball forward for Pavon. The move caught the Dynamo defense off guard, and Pavon took the ball in space with no Dynamo defender within 10 yards. His shot found the side of the net just inside the far post. In the 77th minute, Glinton scored the go-ahead goal. Cobi Jones met Donovan’s free kick about eight yards out in front of the right post and headed it high toward the left post. Glinton, running full speed toward the post, jumped and touched the ball into the net just before it would have gone out of bounds. Rapids 1, Toronto FC 0: Jovan Kirovski scored on a penalty kick in the 44th minute to help host Colorado snap a five-game winless streak.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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