MLS Week 27: A Look Back

MLS Week 27: A Look Back

Major League Soccer

MLS Week 27: A Look Back

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The Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo move closer to automatic playoff berths in the Western Conference while the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire kept their places atop the East in a Week 27 of action that saw four ties out of six matches.

The Dynamo downed Real Salt Lake on a late game-winner from Brad Davis, while David Beckham scored and assisted to give the Galaxy a vital victory as it tries to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

The loss put a dent in RSL's playoff chances, just as the defeat set Toronto FC back in a weekend that saw all the other teams in action gaining at least a point.

Here is a full rundown of the past weekend's MLS action:

FRIDAY

New York Red Bulls 1, New England Revolution 1. New England starts well, Red Bulls enjoy strong second half and Wolyniec equalizer, but missed PK call and missed breakaway by Mac Kandji forces Red Bulls to settle for tie.

San Jose Earthquakes 1, Colorado Rapids 1. Earthquakes take the lead thanks to Ryan Johnson, but Johnson gives it back with a penalty the Rapids convert at the death.

SATURDAY

Seattle Sounders 0, Chivas USA 0. Zach Thornton had arguably his best match of the season, with several close-range saves, as the Sounders once again fail to convert after creating plenty of chances.

Kansas City Wizards 3, FC Dallas 2. Jimmy Conrad's low, low header completes a late rally for the Wizards at home.

Houston Dynamo 3, Real Salt Lake 2. Dynamo score two in first five minutes, RSL rallies back, then Bad Davis ends it with a beautiful goal.

Los Angeles Galaxy 2, Toronto FC 0. David Beckham dominates, spoiling Julian DeGuzman's debut for TFC.

SUNDAY

Chicago Fire 2, Columbus Crew 2. Peter Lowry nets a brace before Guillermo Barros Schelotto matches him, with the help of an awful penalty call.

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What did you think of this past weekend's action? See the Crew locking up the Supporters Shield? Starting to wonder if Seattle will be able to hold onto a playoff spot? Think Toronto FC can rebound and reach the post-season?

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