MLS Game Summary - Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles|
(Saturday, July 12, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Los Angeles 1, Real Salt Lake 0
Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Galaxy saw their unbeaten run
reach seven games on Saturday as a first-half goal from Gyasi Zardes was
enough for a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake at the StubHub Center.
Zardes struck after 20 minutes and Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo made it hold
up along with the Los Angeles defense as the hosts handed Salt Lake its fourth
defeat in six games.
Baggio Husidic nearly put the Galaxy in front early in the match when he had
the ball in the back of the net, only for the goal to be ruled out for
However, the home side didn't have to wait too long for Zardes to find the net
as RSL's Javier Morales went down in midfield and lost possession of the ball,
leading to a Galaxy break that saw Marcelo Sarvas feed Zardes for the goal.
The visitors had trouble dealing with the Galaxy midfield and were unable to
really mount much of an attack in the opening 45 minutes.
A giveaway early in the second half from Chris Wingert nearly handed the
Galaxy a second goal, but RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando did well to prevent
Robbie Keane from doubling the lead.
Kyle Beckerman went close with a shot from long distance a few minutes later,
and after Husidic saw a shot whistle past the post, Beckerman was at it again
in the final five minutes with a powerful drive that Penedo was happy to see
sail past his net.
RSL had one final chance in stoppage time when Ned Grabavoy took a pass from
Olmes Garcia and slipped into the penalty area, only to fire his shot into the
outside of the net from close range.
Sarvas had a chance in the dying moments of the game to add to the lead, but
his penalty kick was saved by Rimando.
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