Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Galaxy holds edge heading to Rio Tinto
by Paul Kennedy, November 4th, 2013 12:10AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  los angeles galaxy, mls, real salt lake

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS PLAYOFFS: Los Angeles-Real Salt Lake] The two-time LA Galaxy got a goal from Sean Franklin at the start of the second half and it held up for a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake in the first leg of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Robbie Keane had open shots on goal in both halves but could not beat RSL keeper Nick Rimando. Keane hit his shot straight at Rimando in the 19th minute and fired wide in the 85th minute after breaking in from the right side.

Franklin broke the deadline in the 48th minute when he ran on to Keane's errant pass and fired a shot from outside the area that gave Rimando no chance to the near post.

Playing a 4-5-1 with a packed midfield, RSL did a good job of quieting the Galaxy's chances on the counter and limited it to 12 shots.

RSL's best chance after the Galaxy scored came when Luis Gil chipped the ball from the right side into the six-yard box but sub Devon Sandoval could not connect.





Nov. 3 in Carson, Calif.
LA Galaxy 1 Real Salt Lake 0. Goal: Franklin (Keane) 48.
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando, Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Wingert, Alvarez (Findley 58), Gil, Beckerman, Grabavoy (Velasquez 62), Morales, Saborio (Sandoval 80).
LA Galaxy -- Penedo, Opare, Gonzalez, Dunivant, Franklin, Sarvas (R.Garcia 90), Juninho (DeLaGarza, 90), Rogers (Jimenez, 62), Zardes, Keane, Donovan.
Yellow Cards: LA Galaxy -- Juninho 28, R.Garcia 84; Real Salt Lake -- Beckerman 23.
Referee:
Kevin Stott.
Att.: 27,000.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Soccer meets 'Game of Thrones'     
Does Brek Shea look like Brienne of Tarth? Lionel Messi like Bran Stark? You can be ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"I want to apologize to our fans and my teammates. Emotion got the best of me ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"He used some verbal words. I asked the ref, obviously -- I told the players at ...
Injured Player? Take Safe Steps in the Return-To-Play Decision    
One of the toughest decisions in youth sports is determining when a player who has suffered ...
ESPN2's MLS viewership hits low with Fire game    
For the second straight week, the Chicago Fire drew the lowest viewership for an MLS game ...
Sounders 2 forward Jones named USL Player of the Week    
Seattle Sounders Homegrown signing Darwin Jones was named the USL Player of the Week for the ...
TV Report: MLS adds to international presence    
After deals with Sky Sports (Britain) and Eurosport (Europe), Major League Soccer has signed agreements with ...
USA-Switzerland Player Ratings     
The USA tied Switzerland, 1-1, in Zurich on Tuesday. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's team took a 1-0 ...
U.S. U-23s fall to Denmark's U-23s    
The U.S. under-23 national team finished with a split of its two games on its European ...
MLS Trade Central: NYCFC adds young Norwegian keeper    
Norwegian goalkeeper Eirik Johansen, who spent time with New York City FC in preseason, has been ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives