Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids Live Blog: Play-by-Play Analysis

Jo-Ryan SalazarSenior Analyst ISeptember 8, 2011

COMMERCE CITY, CO - JUNE 18:  Pablo Mastroeni #25 of the Colorado Rapids controls the ball against Michael Stephens #26 and Omar Gonzalez #4 of the Los Angeles Galaxy at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on June 18, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. The Galaxy defeated the Rapids 3-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Bruce Arena's Los Angeles Galaxy faced a must-win situation when they take on Gary Smith's Colorado Rapids in a Major League Soccer contest on Friday night at the Home Depot Center (kickoff: 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel).

Los Angeles defeated Colorado 1-0 thanks to Landon Donovan in the 36th minute of play. With the win, LA improve to 15-3-10 (55 points) and clinch a spot in the 2011 MLS Cup Playoffs.

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