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LA Galaxy climb out of MLS Power Rankings relegation zone

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Galaxy’s second half comeback enough to bump LA in the rankings

MLS: Chicago Fire at Los Angeles Galaxy Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Tuesday and that means, you guessed it, a fresh round of ratings from the MLS power rankings politburo. (It’s Week 10 already?)

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A first-half captain's sub looks brilliant this week, but what happens if they open flat at Red Bull Arena?

Many of us are still trying to figure out Saturday’s weird 2-2 draw with the Chicago Fire. A tale of two halves, the Galaxy were terrible in the first 45 minutes, so much so that manager Curt Onalfo pulled his captain off in the 33rd minute. Without Van Damme and an injured Jermaine Jones, LA staged a furious comeback in the second half as goals from Daniel Steres and Giovani dos Santos gave the Galaxy a much-deserved 2-2 draw in the end.

I’m not going to pretend the Galaxy scoring twice off set pieces vs. that crappy zone defense the Fire were peddling is the start of a renaissance for the Galaxy attack, but it was enough to move LA up a spot in the rankings.

The Galaxy head to the East Coast to battle the New York Red Bulls this Saturday, the first match in a four-game road trip for LA.