SOCCER ROUNDUP: GALAXY'S LUCK ALL BAD IN LOSS TO FC DALLAS.
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2. the Galaxy on Wednesday night, dropping it below .500 and into third place in the MLS's Western Conference with only three regular-season games to play.
Rookie Troy Roberts Troy Dazrell Roberts (born September 18, 1983 in Fremont, California) is an American soccer defender, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
Roberts played college soccer at UC Berkeley, and was named All-Pac 10 his junior and senior seasons. was credited for the own goal, in the 34th minute, and Roberto Mina scored twice in the next 11 minutes as FC Dallas FC Dallas is a professional soccer (football) club based in Frisco, Texas, that participates in Major League Soccer. The club was known as the Dallas Burn from 1996 to 2004. The initials "FC" stand for Football Club. claimed a critical 4-1 victory at Pizza Hut Park Current Stadiums in Major League Soccer
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It is a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 33,714, while according to 2007 estimate, the city's population is approximately 95,000. .
Dallas (12-9-6, 42 points) grabbed sole possession of second place - important come playoff time - and kept alive its slim prospects of catching San Jose San Jose, city, United States
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The Galaxy (11-12-6, 39 points), which has clinched a playoff berth but cannot finish better than second, gets another shot at Dallas in league play, Oct. 1 at Home Depot Center, but L.A.'s longtime rival has five games remaining, giving it a sizable advantage heading down the stretch.
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Galaxy goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, back on the field after missing last weekend's draw at Kansas City, had a rough outing. Although Roberts' name was attached to the own goal, the fault was all Hartman's, and his inability to hold onto Ramon Nunez's shot just before halftime gifted Mina his second goal.
It started out well for the former UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX star, who made back-to-back diving saves in the third minute, leaping to his right to deny Mina from 22 yards, then to his left to stop Arturo Alvarez on the rebound.
Hartman stopped nearly everything else within his reach, but a rolling pass from Roberts - with no Dallas forwards racing in to apply pressure - proved too much for him. The keeper, never known for strong footwork, turned his ankle at the last moment, and the ball bounced over his shoe and into the net.
Roberts was again victimized three minutes later, when Mina used a nifty move to pull away from him in the box, cut back, then fired from an abrupt angle. The ball bounced off little-used Costa Rican defender Pablo Chinchilla and landed inside the near-post, leaving Hartman no chance.
Mina's second goal, his seventh of the season, came in the 45th minute. Hartman went to the ground to get his hands on Nunez's blast from the right, but he couldn't hold on, and Mina blasted it home.
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