Following a very iffy penalty call in the stoppage time, Galaxy goalkeeper Josh Saunders easily saved Omar Cumming's shot to preserve the lead. The Rapids appeared to be the beneficiaries of some good fortune when referee Ramon Hernandez pointed to the spot after a pretty mundane shoulder-to-shoulder bump involving Andre Akpan and Galaxy defender David Junior Lopes.
After a long argument that say almost the entire Galaxy team circling Hernandez, Cummings attempted a stutter-step approach on the penalty. But Saunders guessed correctly, diving to his left, and had no problem stopping Cummings' weak effort.
That save essentially allowed the Galaxy to get back to .500 on the season, leaving them at 3-3-0. The Galaxy had jumped out to a 2-0 first-half lead on an own-goal from Marvell Wynne and a goal from Landon Donovan. The first goal was created when David Beckham made a nice chip to Mike Magee on a free kick. Magee's header was then deflected past Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens. The second goal involved a nice interchange between Donovan and Robbie Keane on a counter-strike that started around midfield.
Cummings was able to breathe some life into the Rapids, though. The struggling forward bagged his third goal of the season on a brilliant run that saw him streak past several defenders and then beat Saunders with a perfectly placed shot in the upper-90.
The Rapids are now 3-4-0 and have lost 3 of their past 4.