No David Beckham. No Robbie Keane. No Landon Donovan (until the second half). And no goals until second half stoppage time when the Galaxy stole the victory at the death of a not particularly noteworthy game.
A Donovan shot was parried by Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer into the path of Chad Barrett who snapped up the chance to give the Galaxy three unexpected points after a long road trip.
Michael Stephens cleared a Crew chance off the goal line earlier in the game.
The Galaxy are comfortably coasting toward a second successive Supporters Shield.