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Galaxy swing past Rapids, 2-0
Early on, the Galaxy looked out of sync in the midfield without Andreas Herzog, who was suspended due to caution point accumulation. Cobi Jones and Grabavoy stood out in the midfield while youngster Guillermo Gonzalez struggled to find his place. But the Galaxy defense needed some assistance in the 19th minute. Rapids midfielder John Spencer ripped a shot to the far post and past Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, but instead of finding the net, it clanged off the post. giving the Galaxy a lucky break.

Ned Grabavoy scored his first goal of the season in the 39th minute when He took a hard foul from Kyle Beckerman just outside of the area before recovering and curling in a beautiful service into the goalmouth that Tyrone Marshall tried to touch. The Jamaican international didn't make contact, but it distracted Cannon enough so the ball bounced off his chest and into the goal.

Carlos Ruiz gave the Galaxy a 2-0 lead in the 80th minute when he shot the ball into the net and by Rapids goalkeeper Joe Cannon. the Rapids had a golden opportunity to pull a goal back in the 87th minute. Chris Aloisi was called for a handball in the penalty area and Spencer stepped up to take the penalty. He blasted his shot almost down the center of the goal, but Hartman dove and kicked the ball out. Keeping the game at 2-0

The win against Colorado gave the Galaxy the Western Conference lead with a 9-5-3 record and 30 points. The Rapids fell to 5-3-7 and remained at 21 points. The Galaxy and Rapids will play again on Wednesday at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver (9:30 p.m. ET).

Scoring Summary:
LA -- Ned Grabavoy 1 (unassisted) 39
LA -- Carlos Ruiz 9 (unassisted) 80

Colorado Rapids -- Joe Cannon, Antonio de la Torre, Nat Borchers, Matt Crawford, Ritchie Kotschau, Chris Henderson (Seth Trembly 70), Kyle Beckerman (Gary Sullivan 76), Joey DiGiamarino (Jordan Cila 46), Daryl Powell, John Spencer, Alberto Delgado.

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (John Spencer 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (John Spencer 2); FOULS: 22 (Alberto Delgado 5); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 6 (Matt Crawford 3, Antonio de la Torre 3); SAVES: 4 (Joe Cannon 4)

Los Angeles Galaxy -- Kevin Hartman, Chris Aloisi, Tyrone Marshall, Ryan Suarez, Paul Broome, Cobi Jones, Guillermo Gonzalez (Alejandro Moreno 54), Sasha Victorine, Ned Grabavoy, Carlos Ruiz (Joseph Ngwenya 89), Jovan Kirovski.

TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (3 tied with 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Ned Grabavoy 2, Carlos Ruiz 2); FOULS: 20 (Chris Aloisi 6); OFFSIDES: 8 (Carlos Ruiz 4); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Ned Grabavoy 4); SAVES: 3 (Kevin Hartman 3)

Misconduct Summary:
COL -- Joey DiGiamarino (caution; Reckless Foul) 12
LA -- Guillermo Gonzalez (caution; Tackle from Behind) 30
COL -- Daryl Powell (caution; Professional Foul) 59
LA -- Chris Aloisi (caution; Reckless Foul) 62
LA -- Ryan Suarez (caution; Dissent) 82
July 12, 2004 Julian Solorzano



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Scores
Sat., Apr. 14th
6:00PM ET
Salt Lake 0
Columbus 0

Sat., Apr. 14th
7:30PM ET
New England 0
Toronto 0

Sat., Apr. 14th
7:30PM ET
DC United 0
Kansas City Wizards 0

Sat., Apr. 14th
8:30PM ET
Houston 0
Chivas USA 0

Sat., Apr. 15th
3:00PM ET
New York 0
Dallas 0

Sun., Apr. 15th
8:00PM ET
Colorado 0
Chicago 0

Standings
East
Team Name Pts
Chicago 3
Columbus 1
New York 1
DC United 0
Kansas City 0
New England 0
Toronto 0

West
Team Name Pts
Dallas 4
Chivas USA 3
Colorado 3
Houston 1
Los Angeles 1
Salt Lake 1

Top Ten Scorers
Top 10 Scorers
Player Name Gls
Ruiz 2
Cooper 2
Cunningham 2
Kljestan 1
Brown 1
Emilio 1
H. Gomez 1
Findley 1
Razov 1
Pause 1