CARSON, Calif. — Johnny Russell scored in the 81st minute and Khiry Shelton added a stoppage-time goal to help Sporting Kansas City beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Sunday night.
Russell had a hard left-footed shot saved, but it returned directly at him and he poked a high-arcing header into the left corner of the goal.
Shelton scored on a breakaway for Sporting in the fifth minute of stoppage time after the Galaxy had pushed its numbers forward in search of a tying goal.
Sporting (8-3-2) tied the Seattle Sounders for points in the Western Conference, with Seattle having played one less game.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernández was a late scratch for the Galaxy (7-4-0).