Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez converted a penalty for his 14th goal before Sebastian Lletget smashed home an important equalizer as the LA Galaxy rallied to salvage a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas on Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Chicharito also had an apparent second goal disallowed for offside between those second-half tallies as the Galaxy moved even on points with the fourth-place Portland Timbers, who hold the first tiebreaker with one more win.

The Galaxy are unbeaten in their last four, but face among the most difficult run-ins through Decision Day with games against the Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City and Minnesota United.

Franco Jara scored after assisting Jesus Ferreira's opening goal for FC Dallas, which was fully deserving of its 2-0 halftime lead as they played unlike a team already eliminated from contention for the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Ferreira was also the unfortunate Dallas player to commit the handball offense leading to Chicharito's spot kick, a moment that changed momentum significantly in the Galaxy's favor.

Goals

  • 30' - DAL - Jesus Ferreira
  • 41' - DAL - Franco Jara
  • 65' - LA - Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez (PK)
  • 83' - LA - Sebastian Lletget