Robbie Keane’s LA Galaxy lost to the Seattle Sounders in the MLS on Sunday night, denting their chances of a play-off place.
Jordan Morris' second-half brace lifted the Sounders to an impressive 4-2 victory over the Galaxy at StubHub Center.
Keane had opened the scoring for the home team on 20 minutes but Jelle Van Damme's own goal restored parity 15 minutes later and the visitors surged ahead with three goals in 16 minutes shortly after the hour mark.
Morris surged through and clinically slotted the Sounders ahead on 63 minutes, and buried another shot with his left foot 11 minutes later. Osvaldo Alonso's stunning strike then put the game out of reach.after Nicolas Lodeiro's pass had deflected off the referee.
Keane reduced the deficit five minutes from time from the penalty spot, but Seattle were not to be denied as they kept alive their play-off hopes - and dented Galaxy's hopes in the process.
Galaxy still have home and away matches against FC Dallas and an away fixture against Houston Dynamo in their bid for a play-off place. And midfielder Jeff Larentowicz is eyeing a celebratory home finale against Dallas.
Larentowicz said: "Colorado, we can’t do anything about them, but two games against Dallas, the last one at home. Maybe that one shapes out to be a special one.”
Also on Sunday, Ola Kamara notched a goal towards the end of each half as the Columbus Crew toppled the New England Revolution 2-0.
The Norwegian forward opened the scoring with a neat left-footed finish inside the near post three minutes before half-time and sealed matters through an 82nd-minute penalty after being fouled by London Woodberry.