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Keane shines as Los Angeles pummels Portland

Jun 25, 2015 - 5:08 AM Carson, CA ( - Robbie Keane scored a goal and assisted on two more as the Los Angeles Galaxy rolled to a 5-0 win over the Portland Timbers at the StubHub Center on Wednesday.

Portland entered the contest on a four-game winning streak, but had it halted abruptly by a Galaxy side that scored three times in the opening 33 minutes to record a second straight victory.

Sebastian Lletget got things going in the 13th minute when Juninho's deflected pass fell kindly into his path, allowing him to easily beat goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey from 10 yards.

Lletget had a hand in the second goal as well as he was tripped from behind by Max Urruti as he entered the penalty area, which let Keane send Kwarasey the wrong way from the spot.

Keane then played provider in the 33rd for Robbie Rogers as he threaded a pass between two defenders for Rogers to curl the goalkeeper with a first-time shot.

Gyasi Zardes wasted a good chance four minutes later when he fired over the net from six yards with the net at his mercy, but the Galaxy still took a 3-0 lead into halftime.

The hosts eased off a bit after the break, but they managed to add a fourth goal in the 72nd when Juninho stole the ball and played a one-two with Keane before beating Kwarsey.

Liam Ridgewell was sent off in the 78th minute for a high challenge on Alan Gordon, reducing the Timbers to 10 men, while Jose Villarreal capped the scoring two minutes from time with a well-placed free kick.