Defender Chris Albright scored his first goal of the season on a header three minutes into stoppage time, and the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Fire yesterday in Carson, Calif.
The Major League Soccer teams were depleted by national team call-ups and injuries.
Rookie Joseph Ngwenya tied the match for Los Angeles in the 81st minute, heading in a cross from Albright for his third goal. Ante Razov scored twice for Chicago (4-3-4), including a penalty kick in the 67th minute that gave the Fire a 2-1 lead. Galaxy midfielder Andreas Herzog opened the scoring in the 10th minute with his third goal.
The scoring sequence on the winning goal began with a throw-in by Cobi Jones to Ned Grabavoy, who passed to Sasha Victorine, who sent a cross to Albright.
Referee Hector Tobon awarded Chicago a penalty kick when he ruled Albright fouled Chicago's Justin Mapp in the penalty area. Razov put the penalty kick past Los Angeles goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
* WIZARDS 2, CREW 2: Jeff Cunningham scored twice, including a penalty kick in the second half that helped host Columbus to the tie. The Crew has not lost in seven games.
* BURN 3, REVOLUTION 1: Eddie Johnson and Toni Nhleko scored second-half goals to lead Dallas to victory at the Cotton Bowl. Jason Kreis scored in the 13th minute to give Dallas a 1-0 lead. The goal was the 87th of Kreis's career, one behind Roy Lassister for the most career goals in MLS history.
* EARTHQUAKES 3, METROSTARS 1: Brian Ching and Brian Mullan scored second-half goals to lead host San Jose to victory.
Jeff Agoos also scored for the Earthquakes (4-3-3) in a game in which both lineups were depleted by World Cup qualifying.