LA Galaxy's progression to the MLS playoffs will have to wait at least another week after they slumped to a 4-2 home defeat to the Seattle Sounders on Monday (AEST).
A Robbie Keane brace – the latter from the penalty spot – was bookended by an own-goal from Jelle Van Damme, a Jordan Morris double and a drilled effort from Osvaldo Alonso that deflected into his path via the referee.
The home faithful would have been expecting Galaxy to return to winning ways when Keane nodded home Sebastian Lletget's cross after 20 minutes.
But after Galaxy's Van Damme inadvertently turned the ball into his own net, Seattle took control as Morris struck twice, the first after showing a great turn of pace to get past Daniel Steres.
With just over 10 minutes still to play, Alonso put the game to bed with a powerful shot from outside the box.
The day's other game saw Columbus Crew keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 2-0 home win over New England Revolution.
With his league tally now at 15 for the season, two goals to Ola Kamara did the damage in what was a comfortable victory for the Crew.