Galaxy rally for 2-2 tie with FC Dallas
CARSON, Calif. (AP) Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez Balcazar converted from penalty spot, Sebestian Lletget scored his first goal in more than five months and the LA Galaxy rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to tie 2-2 with FC Dallas on Saturday night.
Lletget played a volley that redirected an arcing ball-in by Samuel Grandsir into the net to cap the scoring in the 83rd minute. It was Lletget's first goal since a 2-0 win over Austin on May 15.
Franco Jara, at the top of the penalty area, tapped a one-touch pass to Jesus Ferreira a few yards back for a finish that froze goalkeeper Jonathan Bond and gave Dallas (6-14-11) a 1-0 lead in the 30th minute. In the 41st, Bond parried a shot by Ferreira but Jara was there to put away the rebound and make it 2-0.
After Ferreira was called for a hand ball in the area, Chicharito scored his 14th goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 65th minute to pull the Galaxy (13-11-7) within a goal.
Dallas is winless in its last nine games, which is tied with FC Cincinnati for the longest active unbeaten streak in MLS. It is the club's longest winless streak since a 10-game drought in 2017.
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Updated October 24, 2021