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Galaxy wins MLS opener, 2-0, over the Fire
Galaxy wins MLS opener, 2-0, over the Fire

The Galaxy turned 20 on Friday. And they invited 27,000 of their closest friends to the party at StubHub Center, where they raised a championship banner, shot off fireworks and unveiled a 5,100-square-foot scoreboard. They also managed to squeeze in a soccer game and that too proved worth celebrating, with second-half goals from Jose Villarreal and Robbie Keane lifting the Galaxy to 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire. Yet it was a game — and a party — that almost never happened, with Major League Soccer and its players' union waiting until Wednesday night to finalize a new collective bargaining agreement and prevent a lockout. “We wouldn't have had the...

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