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Keane leads Galaxy to 5-0 rout of Portland

Published:Friday | June 26, 2015 | 6:00 AM
Los Angeles Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (left) dribbles the ball around Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara (21) and defender Rodney Wallace (22) during the second half of an MLS game in Carson, California, on Wednesday. LA Galaxy won 5-0.

CARSON, California (AP):

Los Angeles' Robbie Keane converted a penalty and set up two others as Galaxy beat Portland 5-0 on Wednesday, scoring five goals for the second straight match.

The teams went into the game level on points, and Portland on a four-game winning run, but the Timbers were no match for Galaxy, who moved within a point of the Western Conference lead.

Sebastian Lletget scored for the third straight match, putting Galaxy ahead in the 13th minute. Keane converted in the 18th minute, and Robbie Rogers scored his first MLS goal since 2011 off a pass from Keane in the 33rd.

Juninho scored in the 72nd, off another Keane assist, and Jose Villarreal added the final goal in the 87th minute.

Portland's Liam Ridgewell was given a red card in the 78th.

Conor Doyle scored in the 73rd minute to give D.C. United a 1-0 victory at Chicago.

Doyle pounced upon a rebound off a defender and fired a strike from outside the 18-yard box which went in off the underside of the bar.

United padded their lead in the Eastern Conference to 10 points over New England while Chicago has dropped four straight.

Other results: Philadelphia 1, Seattle 0; Columbus 2, New England 1; New York Red Bulls 1, Real Salt Lake 0; Toronto 3, Montreal 1; Orlando City 2, Colorado 0.