By Tim Peterson
(Carson) – Alan Gordon scored on a header in the 75th minute to give the LA Galaxy A 1-1 tie with the Colorado Rapids Saturday night before 16,676 at StubHub Center. Gordon had just entered the game in the 73rd minute then two minutes later headed in the corner kick from Stefan Ishizaki to tie it at one. There weren’t too many other opportunities for either side in the second half. There were four additional minutes of time added on to the end of regulation but neither team could break the draw.
Gabriel Torres scored on a break away for Colorado in the 40th minute as he got by Omar Gonzalez to give the Rapids A 1-0 lead. The Galaxy had a couple of chances to score in the first half.
Ignacio Maganto fired one high over the post on a cross from Robbie Rogers. Later in the half Gyasi Zardes missed from the near post. Two minutes of additional time was added to the end of the first half.
“Colorado did a good job defensively cutting down passing lanes, ” said Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena. “You have to give them credit.” Arena wasn’t completely happy with the officiating though.
“The game was lousy. Everything about it was lousy. So that tells you what I think about the officiating,” Arena said.
The Galaxy had nine total shots on goal while the Rapids had five. LA had three on goal compared to two for Colorado.
The Galaxy were again without Robbie Keane who missed his fourth straight game with an injury. Jose Villarreal was also out with an injury.
LA is now 3-2-4 with the draw. Colorado moved to 1-2-6. The Galaxy extended their unbeaten streak at the StubHub Center to 27 games.