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April 27, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ E. Jurisevic‎
Attendance:‬ 17655‎
 
 
Mike Magee 6′
 
Charlie Rugg 13′

Real Salt Lake 0-2 LA Galaxy: Charlie Rugg scores on debut

A largely reserve Galaxy side snatched a 2-0 win in Utah, wrestling sole control of second in the West away from RSL.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Mike Magee, Los Angeles Galaxy, Major League Soccer, MLS
Stephen Dunn
LA Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake, 2-0, to stay second in the Western Conference. RSL dropped to fourth in the West.

The Galaxy traveled to Utah without four of its most senior players. Carlo Cudicini, Landon Donovan, Todd Dunivant (leg strains) and Robbie Keane (ankle strain) missed out, so Brian Rowe, in goal, and Charlie Rugg made their MLS debuts.

In the sixth minute, Mike Magee, wearing the captain's armband for the day, nipped into the shadow of Omar Gonzalez's jump and headed home Juninho's free kick. Magee is tied with Jack McInerney with six goals this season.

Before the quarter hour mark, Rugg doubled the lead with his first professional goal. Hector Jimenez squirted a low cross in front of goal and Rugg smashed it past Nick Rimando from point-blank range.

In the second half Jack McBean went off with a shoulder injury, so replacement Gyasi Zardes made it three MLS debutants for Los Angeles.

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Real Salt Lake

18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
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2
Tony Beltran
Defender
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6
Nat Borchers
Defender
 - 
28
Chris Schuler
Defender
 - 
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
 - 
5
Lovel Palmer
Midfielder
20′ 62′
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11
Javier Morales
Midfielder
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20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
 - 
21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
73′
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8
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Los Angeles Galaxy

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12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
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4
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5
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20
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8
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12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
89′
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9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
6′
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
54′
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16
 - 
27
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32

Substitutes

12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
17
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-
 - 
26
 - 
15
 - 
49
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Substitutes

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1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
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21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
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22
Leonardo
Defender
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23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
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25
Rafa García
Midfielder
89′
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-
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11

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