Rarely tested, and never bested. A dominant performance from his defensive unit helped a lot.
Didn't have much to do on defense, but generally did it without issue.
Confident in defense when called upon, and used his size to neutralize RSL's lone striker setup. His offensive threat preceded him to the point that he was occasionally triple-teamed on set pieces.
A shutdown performance all night, but it will be his magnificent rip of a shot to score the winner that will long remain in the memory.
Not many rookies could be counted upon to help keep a clean sheet against Real Salt Lake in the playoffs. A huge night for the youngster.
A good shift to help LA establish dominance in central midfield in the first half.
A frustrating time for the erstwhile national teamer. Often behind the passes wide, and poor on the ball when he wasn't. Unsurprisingly the first player subbed out for LA.
An all-action performance in midfield that occasionally toed the line in terms of physicality.
A mixed night for Keane. Was always in the right spots, making the right runs, on the verge of putting real daylight in between the two sides, but stymied when it really counted.
Dangerous but never deadly. Donovan constantly threatened with his movement, his passing, and his presence, but never actually put in the killer final ball.
The youngster's sheer speed and willingness to use it stretched the RSL defense and created plenty of dangerous chances. Looked a far superior wideman to his senior teammate on the opposite flank.
Came on late to help LA shore up its defense.
Replaced Rogers in the second half, but wasn't much of an improvement.
Came on late to replaced the tired Sarvas and helped see out the win.
Again showed why he's been the best keeper in MLS over the last few years. Stood strong when his defenders faltered, and it took a strike of real quality to beat him.
Had his hands full dealing with the movement and pace of Zardes and Donovan
Was bypassed with alarming ease in the early stages, although his experience and quality told out as the game progressed. Lucky not to have been burned by the Galaxy attack on multiple occasions.
Had the better night of the two Salt Lake center backs, and came up with a crucial interception on the line to deny what looked like a certain Robbie Keane goal.
Certainly the least worked of the visiting defenders, he handled Rogers and later Jimenez without too much fuss.
The Salt Lake captain is famous for his tireless industry, but maybe works better as the base of a diamond than in a double pivot. Had communication issues with Alvarez.
A mixed bag alongside Beckerman in an unfamiliar double pivot. An okay job shutting down the central midfield, but no distribution going forward. The first RSL player subbed out.
Showed an encouraging willingness to shoot and take the attacking burden upon himself, but was outnumbered and denied support all night.
There were a few occasions where he got to deploy the contents of that bag of tricks, but not many. RSL's tactical setup robbed him of passing options and allowed LA to mark him easily.
Pretty anonymous as RSL struggled to assert itself moving forward. Part of that is down to a lack of quality possession, but telling that he was subbed off when RSL was searching for a goal.
Isolated and idle most of the match. Had few scraps to work with, and did little with them. A night to forget for one of RSL's main men.
Went on for Grabavoy. A more direct approach, but unable to make anything happen.
RSL's attack improved when he came on to provide a alternative option and help pressure the Galaxy, but he didn't make much of an actual impact.
Almost scored when he came on to replace Saborio.
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