CARSON, Calif. (AP) Marcelo Sarvas and Hector Jimenez scored second-half goals, and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat FC Dallas 2-0 on Sunday night to post back-to-back wins for the first time since April.
Sarvas nodded home a cross from Robbie Keane in the 65th minute, and Jimenez slotted a feed from Robbie Rogers in the 80th for the Galaxy (9-7-3), who vaulted from fifth to third in the Western Conference, four points behind Real Salt Lake.
Second-place FC Dallas (8-4-7) would have pulled even on points with RSL with a win.
Los Angeles, the two-time reigning MLS Cup champion, dominated the game. The Galaxy outshot Dallas 22-6 and created nearly a dozen scoring chances. Dallas tested goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini just once, with Jackson Goncalves' dipping shot from 28 yards forcing a diving save in the 76th minute.
Rogers twice came close to scoring his first goal for the Galaxy. He fired at Dallas goalkeeper Troy Perkins from an Omar Gonzalez through ball in the 18th minute, and a drive in the 49th was cleared off the line by Jair Benitez.