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Burn 3, Galaxy 0

October 9, 1997

DALLAS (AP) _ Dante Washington scored two goals Wednesday night, leading the Dallas Burn to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy and a 2-0 sweep in a Major League Soccer playoff series.

Dallas advances to the Western Conference finals against Colorado, which beat Kansas City 3-2 on Wednesday to win that series 2-0.

Washington scored his first goal in the 29th minute on a header from 4 yards after a crossing pass from Mark Santel. Damian had set up the goal by backheeling the ball to Santel from the 18-yard box.

In the 69th minute, Washington took a long, bending cross from Alain Sutter that skipped past Los Angeles defender Danny Pena.

Washington trapped the ball and beat Galaxy goaltender Kevin Hartman into the lower right part of the goal.

The second goal came after Washington missed two 1-on-1 opportunities with Harman in the 66th and 68th minute. His shot hit the right upright on the first occasion and the crossbar on the second.

Daniel Peinado made it 3-0 in the 86th minute with Los Angeles pressing hard and running out of time. The Burn’s Jason Kreis passed to Peinado, who received the ball at least 15 yards behind the Galaxy defense and beat Hartman low right.

After his second goal, Washington left the game with what was believed to be a strained rotator cuff. His status is uncertain.

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