CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Juninho and Todd Dunivant scored second-half goals to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas 2-0 on Sunday.
Juninho tucked away a feed in the 66th minute from Jose Villarreal after the rookie forward stripped Dallas defender Matt Hedges about 15 yards outside the Hoops' box and raced past goalkeeper Kevin Hartman on the left. Juninho first-timed the shot into a virtually open net.
Dunivant tallied 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 (12-11-4) within three points of second-place Seattle and third-place Real Salt Lake in a tight battle behind Western Conference leader San Jose. Dallas (8-12-8) 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.
SPORTING KC 1, RED BULLS 1, TIE
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Sporting Kansas City's Kei Kamara delivered on a brilliant header in the opening minutes, then gave it back with an own-goal moments later for the only scoring in the draw with New York.
Kamara's goal was his fifth in the past 10 MLS games for Sporting KC (14-7-5), which remains just ahead of New York in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Red Bulls (13-7-6) played without forward Thierry Henry, whose wife gave birth to a son Friday, and they sorely lacked his offense. New York managed only three shots and none on goal.
It was the first of three games that the conference contenders will play over the next two months, and the only one in Kansas City.