RSL v. LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake
3- 1
Los Angeles
SATURDAY, JUN 8 7:30PM MDT Rio Tinto Stadium

Lineups:

Real Salt Lake (4-1-2-1-2): Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Nat Borchers, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Chris Wingert; Kyle Beckerman (C); Ned Grabavoy, Khari Stephenson (Sebastian Velasquez, 71'); Javier Morales; Robbie Findley (Olmes Garcia, 61') , Joao Plata (Devon Sandoval, 79')

Subs not used: Josh Saunders (GK), Lovel Palmer, Yordany Alvarez, Carlos Salcedo

LA Galaxy (4-3-3): Brian Rowe; Sean Franklin, Tommy Meyer, A.J. DeLeGarza, Greg Cochrane; Marcelo Sarvas, Juninho, Michael Stephens (Hector Jimenez, 84'); Gyasi Zardes; Jose Villareal (Robbie Rogers, 71'), Landon Donovan (C)

Subs not used: Brian Perk (GK), Bryan Gaul, Kofi Opare, Rafael Garcia, Charlie Rugg

Recap

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake (8-5-3, 27 points, West #2) extended its unbeaten streak to five games across all competitions on Saturday night, getting a late brace from FW Olmes Garcia to beat the LA Galaxy (6-6-2, 20 points, West #5) 3-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Garcia blew things open in the final 10 minutes, putting RSL up 2-1 with a fine headed goal in the 84thminute before scoring the Claret-and-Cobalt’s third goal to ice the game in second half stoppage time. Real Salt Lake MF Khari Stephenson opened the scoring in the 44th minute only for LA FW Landon Donovan to equalize in first half stoppage time.

Real Salt Lake is now 6-1-1 across all competitions since losing 2-0 to LA at Rio Tinto Stadium on April 27. The Claret-and-Cobalt is now just one point back of Western Conference foe FC Dallas in the Supporters’ Shield race and is third in MLS in points per game, trailing only the Montreal Impact and Dallas.

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Highlights

Kreis Press Conference

Garcia Reaction

Beltran Reaction

Stephenson Reaction

Match Stats

Goals and Assists

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
RSL 44' Khari Stephenson (Robbie Findley)
LA 46' Landon Donovan  
RSL 84' Olmes García (Javier Morales, Kyle Beckerman)
RSL 92' Olmes García (Javier Morales, Devon Sandoval)

Disciplinary

Club Time Player Reason Action
RSL 54' Kyle Beckerman Foul Yellow
RSL 79' Chris Wingert Foul Yellow
LA 91' Marcelo Sarvas Foul Yellow

Match Facts

Real Salt Lake   LA Galaxy
17 Attempts on Goal 8
5 Shots on Target 2
9 Shots off Target 5
3 Blocked Shots 1
8 Corner Kicks 3
10 Fouls 14
7 Open Play Crosses 15
1 Offsides 0
2 First Yellow Cards 1
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
44 Duels Won 37
54% Duels Won % 45%
499 Total Pass 311
82% Passing Accuracy % 78%
60.1% Possession 39.9%