An end-to-end first half gave way to a three-goal second half at the StubHub Center in Los Angeles as the LA Galaxy survived a late charge by Columbus Crew SC on Saturday. The Galaxy scored twice in four minutes to edge Crew SC, 2-1, despite a stoppage-time goal by forward Adam Jahn.
Both sides fielded makeshift lineups, testing their depth due to injuries and international duties. Crew SC was without All-Star Wil Trapp due to injury while Justin Meram, Harrison Afful, Tony Tchani and Rodrigo Saravia each earned international call-ups this week. Sporting Director and Head Coach Gregg Berhalter dressed only 17 players for the match.
The Galaxy couldn't break through until the 78th minute, when substitute Baggio Husidic rifled a knuckling, top-corner shot from outside the 18-yard box to beat Steve Clark. The hosts doubled their lead just four minutes later when Robbie Rogers released Giovani dos Santos in on goal.
Jahn, another second-half substitute, entered in the 77th minute and cut into the Galaxy's lead in the 92nd minute. Kamara was side swiped inside the 6-yard box, winning a penalty kick that he lined up to take. The spot kick was saved, but Jahn followed in and bullied it into the back of the net for his second Black & Gold goal.