CARSON, California — Los Angeles' Alan Gordon headed home the winning goal in stoppage time to give the Galaxy a 1-0 victory over Houston on Friday, ending a five-game winless slump in Major League Soccer.
The Galaxy had the better of possession for much of the first half, but Houston came closest to a goal in the 43rd minute when a well-worked free kick gave Mika Vayrynen a shot in space at the top of the box, but his attempt sailed just high.
Keane came on as a sub for L.A. early in the second and made an immediate impact. He found Gyaso Zardes for a point-blank attempt, but Deric was able to snuff it.
Gordon came on for the Galaxy in the 68th minute and, on his first touch, had a quality opportunity in score off Stefan Ishizaki's precision cross but Houston defender David Horst went to the ground to block the shot.
COLUMBUS 2, CHICAGO 2
Chicago's Jason Johnson scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to snatch a 2-2 draw at Columbus.
Kei Kamara opened the scoring for Columbus in the eighth minute, tapping home Ethan Finlay's pass at the top of the 6-yard box for his eighth goal of the season. Kamara scored again in the 55th minute, with a header off a feed from Kevan George.