The San Jose Earthquakes continue to fight as the club fell to the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 at The Home Depot Center on Saturday.
San Jose has currently gone 12 games without a win and is looking a lock to miss out on the playoffs.
Robbie Keane marked his first appearance with a goal, as he put the Galaxy in front in the 21st minute. Mike Magee secured the win with his injury time goal.
Keane joined the Galaxy earlier in the week from Tettenham Hotspur, signing as a Designated Player. He made an immediate impact, opening his account after 20 minutes.
Getting on the last part of a David Beckham long ball, the Irish international managed the pass from his British teammate before slipping past Jon Busch and slotting home the first goal of the competition.
The Earthquakes dug themselves a huge hole in 81st minute when Steven Beitashour was sent off for reckless play, bringing his team down to ten men.
Los Angeles capitalized on the one-man advantage in walk out time when Magee eclipsed his mark and redirected a low cross from Sean Franklin to close all three points.
The Galaxy continues to set the pace in Major League Soccer, achieving its league-leading 14th win of the season to remain unbeaten at home. They sit in first place in the Western Conference with 51 points, the most in MLS.
San Jose is heading in the opposite way, losing four of its previous five games. The ‘Quakes have managed only 25 points out of 25 games for this season.
The ‘Quakes (5-10-10) aims to finish their winless line when they go to BMO Field to face Toronto FC this coming August 27. The Galaxy (14-3-9) will as well be on the road, as they will head to Red Bull Arena to face the struggling New York Red Bulls in an star-studded competition on August 28.