An 89th-minute Brek Shea goal has handed FC Dallas a 2-1 win over LA Galaxy in their rain-soaked MLS encounter.The Texas club moves into fifth in Western Conference standings as a consequence while LA remain on top despite the defeat.
LA Galaxy, who named David Beckham in the line-up despite his attendance of the royal nuptials back in his native England, welcomed back former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel to the starting eleven.
The home side had to be content without star midfielder David Ferreira, who is out with a broken ankle.
Fellow Colombian Fabian Castillo opened the scoring for Dallas two minutes after half-time, sumptuously looping the ball over Galaxy goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts for his maiden MLS goal.
Castillo celebrated by paying tribute to team-mate Ferreira, who broke his ankle against the Vancouver Whitecaps last Saturday.
After scoring, Castillo held up a shirt with the name of his compatriot, recipient of last season’s MLS Most Valuable Player award.
But it only took four minutes for the Galaxy draw level, through captain Landon Donovan’s sliding poacher’s effort from close range.
Heavy rain and lightning forced the game into an hour-long impasse in the 83rd minute, which resulted in a mass departure of supporters from Pizza Hut Park.
Dallas, however, were not to be denied when play resumed, as Brek Shea floated a cross-cum-shot over Ricketts from the edge of the box to send his side into fifth.
Dallas will now head to the capital to face DC United on Saturday, while the Galaxy welcome New York Red Bull on Saturday.