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MLS Game Summary - Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles



(Saturday, March 8, 2014)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Real Salt Lake 1, Los Angeles 0

Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Real Salt Lake escaped from the StubHub Center on Saturday with all three points in tact as a goal from Joao Plata and some late heroics from Nick Rimando saw the Claret and Cobalt get a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Plata struck 10 minutes from time to give the visitors a narrow lead, one that Rimando preserved when he stopped a penalty from Robbie Keane deep into second-half stoppage time.

The result sees Jeff Cassar collect a win in his first outing as a head coach, lifting Real Salt Lake to momentous start to the new season.

The best chance of the opening period fell to the Galaxy in the 34th minute when Keane curled a right-footed shot that looked destined for the back of the net, but the Irishman's effort came back off the post.

Real Salt Lake thought it had taken the lead in the 76th minute only to see its goal disallowed with Luke Mulholland harshly being ruled offside.

It ultimately made no difference as Plata broke the deadlock four minutes later, latching on to Kyle Beckerman's through ball and slotting a shot past Jaime Penedo.

The Galaxy were awarded a late penalty when Rob Friend was up-ended by Tony Beltran in the box, but Rimando spoiled the potential equalizer by denying Keane on the ensuing spot attempt and securing Salt Lake with a win to open the season.

03/09 00:40:52 ET

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Local
1st OT
CAR 1
BOS 1
 
Final
DUKE 66
GONZ 52
Final
PHI 4
DET 4
Final
WAS 11
MIA 7
Final
BAL 5
MIN 6
Final
STL 2
NYM 3
Final
HOU 0
NYY 7
Final
ATL 2
PIT 4
Final
BOS 3
TAM 2
Final
TOR 2
BAL 4
Final
ANA 6
CIN 8
Final
KAN 0
CHC 7
 
Final
CLE 1
CWS 4
Final
SFG 11
LOS 9
 
Final
OAK 7
MIL 0
Final
SDP 8
SEA 5
Final
LOS 10
TEX 5
Final
COL 2
ARI 1
Final
ARI 10
COL 11
 
Final
WAS 91
HOU 99
Final
BRK 107
LAL 99
Final
NOP 110
MIN 88
Final
CLE 87
PHI 86
3rd
MIA 71
DET 59
 
3rd
BOS 66
LAC 98
 
2nd
IND 37
DAL 32
 
2nd
SAN 37
MEM 35
 
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PHO
OKC
Final
LOU 70
MSU 76
Final
DUKE 66
GONZ 52
Final
NYR 2
WAS 5
1st OT
CAR 1
BOS 1
 
Final
NAS 2
CAL 5
 
Final
NYI 5
DET 4
 
Final
OTT 2
FLA 4
 
1st Intermission
NJD 0
ANA 1
 
1st
WIN 0
CHI 0
 
1st
PIT 0
SJS 0