Juninho, Keane score 2 each as Galaxy beat Toronto

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Associated Press

Posted on September 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Juninho had two spectacular first-half goals and Robbie Keane also scored twice Saturday night as the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Toronto FC 4-2 to clinched a playoff spot.

The Galaxy (15-11-4) won its fourth consecutive match, though its shutout streak ended at five matches — including two in CONCACAF Champions League play.

Terry Dunfield and Luis Silva scored for Toronto (5-18-7), which lost for just the third time in 12 games.

Juninho, taking set pieces with David Beckham sidelined by a sprained ankle, curled a free kick from just outside the box toward the upper-right corner in the 11th minute, then struck a 32-yard rocket to the upper-left corner in the 33rd.

Keane finished a sequence to give Los Angeles a three-goal lead three minutes later. Keane added another, his 13th of the season, deep into second-half stoppage.

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