Juninho, Dunivant lead Galaxy past FC Dallas


CARSON, California (AP) -Juninho and Todd Dunivant scored second-half goals to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas 2-0 in Major League Soccer on Sunday.

Juninho tucked away a feed in the 66th minute from Jose Villarreal after the forward stripped Dallas defender Matt Hedges about 15 yards outside the box and raced past keeper Kevin Hartman on the left. Juninho send the shot into a virtually open net.

Dunivant scored in the 84th after sending a pass to Robbie Keane in Dallas' box, then racing forward for a penetrating ball from Michael Stephens.

The victory moved the Galaxy within three points of second-place Seattle and third-place Real Salt Lake in a tight battle behind Western Conference leader San Jose. Dallas is five points behind Vancouver in the fight for the fifth and final Western playoff berth.

Juninho has five goals in the past four games, including a pair Thursday night in a CONCACAF Champions League victory over El Salvador's Isidro Metapan.

In Sunday's other match, Sporting Kansas City's Kei Kamara delivered with a brilliant header in the opening minutes, then gave it back with an own goal moments later for the only scores in a 1-1 draw with New York Red Bulls.

The Red Bulls played without forward Thierry Henry, whose wife gave birth to a son Friday, and they sorely lacked his attacking flair. New York managed only three shots and none on goal.

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