Late Gonzalez goal helps Galaxy salvage draw

Late Gonzalez goal helps Galaxy salvage draw

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Late Gonzalez goal helps Galaxy salvage draw


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The Los Angeles Galaxy looked destined for another loss, another step in a worsening slide, before Omar Gonzalez stepped up and saved the day.

No, Los Angeles didn't beat the Chicago Fire, but when Gonzalez headed home a last-minute equalizer, you couldn't blame the Galaxy for feeling like a victory was scored at a sold-out Toyota Park on Saturday afternoon.

The draw was a devastating result for the Fire, which looked set to close ground in the playoff race with a victory after Collins John scored a would-be winner with a beautiful free kick goal in the 88th minute. Gonzalez spoiled the party in Chicago when he headed home a Landon Donovan corner kick in the 90th minute.

The Fire did well to earn a point considering Gonzalo Segares drew a red card in the 21st minute. Rookie goalkeeper Sean Johnson stopped a Donovan penalty kick after Segares' ejection, leaving the match scoreless before the two goals in the final two minutes of the match.

Here are the match highlights:

What did you think of the LA-Chicago match? Think Segares deserved a red card? Starting to wonder if the Galaxy can recapture that early-season form? Think the Fire can get back into the playoff race?

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