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Sarvas, Jimenez score in 2nd half to lead Galaxy

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 8, 2013 at 12:56 am •  Published: July 8, 2013

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 dominated the game and 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.

"It was close (to a complete performance)," Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. "Not quite there, but tonight was one of our better games on the year. I thought we played very well at both ends of the field.

"Our passing was much improved, our movement off the ball was very good. We again created chances, finished a couple tonight, could have finished even more. Rock-solid defending against a team that is outstanding."

Los Angeles, the two-time reigning MLS Cup champion, 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.

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