CARSON (AP) — The Los Angeles Galaxy clinched a playoff berth with a scoreless draw against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday night.
The Galaxy (15-11-7) are third in the Western Conference, two points behind Portland and one back of Real Salt Lake. They are at Seattle in their final regular-season game next Sunday night.
The Earthquakes (13-11-9) are sixth in the West, three points behind Seattle and Colorado. The top five teams in each conference make the playoffs.
Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and Omar Gonzalez returned to the lineup for the Galaxy, who had one good scoring chance, with Marcelo Sarvas forcing a leaping stop from San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch after Robbie Rogers’ cross caromed to him in the 83rd minute.