Bridgeview, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Landon Donovan's 74th-minute goal rescued
a point for the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday as the club earned a 1-1 draw
with the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park.
Following a dull first 45 minutes, Jeff Larentowicz fired Chicago in front
with a penalty kick in the 68th minute, only for Donovan to cancel out that
tally six minutes later, earning the club its seventh point from the past
A turnover by the Galaxy in the first half led to the only real chance in the
opening 45 minutes that was squandered by a poor finish from Chicago's Quincy
The Galaxy failed to put a shot on goal in the opening half, but they had a
good look at goal in the 61st minute that saw Robbie Keane's goal-bound effort
blocked by defender Jhon Kennedy Hurtado.
Five minutes later, Amarikwa drew a foul just inside the penalty area on
Juninho, allowing Larentowicz to step to the spot and send goalkeeper Jaime
Penedo the wrong way.
The lead lasted just six minutes, however, as Robbie Rogers stole the ball in
the offensive third and delivered a cross to the back post for Donovan to
apply the final touch.
Chicago had one final chance nine minutes from time, and it took a great save
from Penedo to keep out a long-range rocket from Larentowicz.