RSL v. LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake
2- 0
Los Angeles
THURSDAY, NOV 7 7:00PM MST Rio Tinto Stadium


Real Salt Lake (4-1-2-1-2): Nick Rimando; Chris Wingert, Chris Schuler, Nat Borchers, Tony Beltran; Kyle Beckerman (C), Luis Gil, Sebastian Velasquez (Khari Stephenson, 94'), Javier Morales (Cole Grossman, 105'); Alvaro Saborio, Robbie Findley (Olmes Garcia, 76')

Substitutes not used: Jeff Attinella, Abdoulie Mansally, Joao Plata, Devon Sandoval

LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Jamie Penedo; Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, Kofi Opare (Jose Villareal, 106'), Todd Dunivant; Robbie Rogers (A.J. DeLaGarza, 75'), Juninho, Marcelo Sarvas (Laurent Courtois, 111'), Gyasi Zardes; Landon Donovan, Robbie Keane (C)

Substitutes not used: Brian Rowe, Leonardo, Michael Stephens, Rafael Garcia


SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake on Thursday night booked its passage to the Western Conference Championship series, defeating the LA Galaxy 2-0 after extra time at Rio Tinto Stadium to move past the 2011 and 2012 MLS Cup Champions by a 2-1 aggregate score.   

RSL MF Sebastian Velasquez opened the scoring in the 35th minute, notching his first career goal to tie the aggregate at 1-1. RSL came agonizingly close to finding a second goal on several occasions in regulation, hitting the crossbar in the 74th minute, banging a shot off the post in the 78th and seeing a goal disallowed in the 85th minute before the match went into extra time. Claret-and-Cobalt DF Chris Schuler finally broke the deadlock in the 102nd minute, finishing a MF Javier Morales set piece to send RSL through.

Real Salt Lake will begin the Western Conference Final this Sunday, hosting the Portland Timbers in the series’ first leg at 7:00 p.m. MT at Rio Tinto Stadium. Tickets to Sunday’s match will be on sale shortly at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, online at or over the phone at 801-727-2700. Sunday’s match is not included in the 2013 RSL season ticket package.

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Kreis Press Conference

Velasquez Reaction

Schuler Reaction

Rimando Reaction

Match Stats

Goals and Assists

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
RSL 35' Sebastian Velasquez (Chris Wingert)
RSL 102' Chris Schuler (Javier Morales)


Club Time Player Reason Action
RSL 69' Alvaro Saborio Foul Yellow
RSL 97' Khari Stephenson Foul Yellow

Match Facts

Real Salt Lake   LA Galaxy
19 Attempts on Goal 21
6 Shots on Target 2
9 Shots off Target 15
4 Blocked Shots 4
9 Corner Kicks 12
20 Fouls 15
15 Open Play Crosses 29
5 Offsides 1
2 First Yellow Cards 0
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
50 Duels Won 55
47% Duels Won % 52%
437 Total Pass 470
69% Passing Accuracy % 73%
48.1% Possession 51.9%