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LA Galaxy lose to defending MLS champions Sporting Kansas City

Irish forward Robbie Keane scored a goal for the LA Galaxy in the loss to Sporing Kansas City on 7/19/14.
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The LA Galaxy lost to the MLS defending champions Sporting Kansas City at Sporting Park, Kansas City’s home, on Saturday afternoon. The Galaxy almost made a comeback after being down 2-0 but fell short of a goal to tie the game.

As reported, Kansas City took the lead with two goals. Midfielder Benny Feilhaber scored in the 10th from a free kick. Feilhaber’s goal was definitely the goal of the match, as the midfielder kick the ball over the Galaxy wall and into the corner where goalkeeper Jaime Penedo jumped but could not reach.

The second goal scored for Sporting Kansas City came in the 61st minute when Lawrence Olum picked up a loose ball bouncing around the Galaxy penalty box after a corner kick. This goal turned out to be the victory goal for the defending champions.

The LA Galaxy were very persistent and never gave up. In the 79th minute, Irish forward Robbie Keane led a comeback for the Angeleno team in scored a goal. The comeback for the Galaxy persisted but the tying goal never came around. The final score ended up as 2-1 in favor of Kansas City.

In the end, the Galaxy could have had a five league-game undefeated streak if they would have tied or beaten Sporting. On the other hand, Kansas City kept their unbeaten streak alive when defeating the Galaxy on Saturday with a record of 7-0-1.

With the loss to Sporting Kansas City, the Galaxy is now in fourth place of the Western Conference of the MLS. Kansas City remains at the top of the Eastern Conference .

The LA Galaxy is now set to face English club team Manchester United on Wednesday at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA. This game will be a history game in which the two team are facing each other for the first time ever.

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