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Galaxy beats Sounders, 1-0, in MLS Western Conference finals opener
Galaxy beats Sounders, 1-0, in MLS Western Conference finals opener

Marcelo Sarvas scored in the 52nd minute and the Galaxy opened the Western Conference championship series with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson. Jaime Penedo posted his third consecutive shutout for the Galaxy, who still haven't conceded a playoff goal this season. Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane and the Galaxy also haven't lost at home since their season opener in March, and they kept the Supporters' Shield-winning Sounders off the scoresheet in a tense, chippy match. The clubs play their second leg Nov. 30 on Seattle's artificial turf. The Galaxy could advance with a variety of results, since the tiebreaker is away...

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