David Beckham assisted Mike Magee on a 15th minute goal as the Los Angeles Galaxy shut out the host New York Red Bulls 1-0 Sunday in Game 1 of Major League Soccer's Western Conference semifinals at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.
Game 2 of the aggregate-goal series will be this Thursday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, site of the 2011 MLS Cup championship game.
The winner of this series will advance to the one-game Western Conference championship game next Sunday against either Real Salt Lake or the Seattle Sounders.
Off two goals from Alvaro Saborio and another from Ned Grabavoy, RSL shut out the Sounders 3-0 Saturday in Game 1 of their two-game series at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT. Those two teams meet again Wednesday at Seattle's CenturyLink Field.