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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′

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - LA Galaxy

The second and third-placed teams in the West meet in Utah, where the Galaxy won last season.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Omar Gonzalez, LA Galaxy, MLS
Victor Decolongon
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Palmer; Beckerman, Grabavoy, Gil, Morales; Saborio, Garcia.

Injury Report:

OUT: Cole Grossman (Concussion)

QUESTIONABLE: Kyle Beckerman (Dislocated rib), Robbie Findley (L adductor strain), Sebastian Velasquez (R hand fracture), Chris Wingert (R knee soreness)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; DeLaGarza, Leonardo, Gonzalez, Dunivant; Franklin, Sarvas, Juninho, Magee; Keane, McBean.

Injury Report:

OUT: Brian Perk (sports hernia)

QUESTIONABLE: Kenney Walker (fractured 5th metatarsel), Jose Villarreal (L shoulder strain), Gyasi Zardes (fractured 5th metatarsel)
  • These teams met three times last year, with the away team winning every time.
  • Though tied for second in the West on 11 points, LA has two games in hand over RSL.
  • Landon Donovan made his second start of the season in a 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City last week, scoring and assisting his firsts of 2013. However, Donovan strained his leg in the match and hasn't trained all week.
  • Javier Morales made his second start of the year in a 1-0 win over Chivas USA and scored his first of the season.
  • Olmes Garcia made his first MLS start in that match and assisted Morales' winner.

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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 22, 2014 Real Salt Lake 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 8, 2014 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 - Real Salt Lake 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 7, 2013 Real Salt Lake 2 - Los Angeles Galaxy 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 3, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 17, 2013 Los Angeles Galaxy 4 - Real Salt Lake 2
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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
6Nat BorchersDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
15A. SaboríoStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
12Brian RoweGoalkeeper
4Omar GonzalezDefender
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
9Mike MageeMidfielder
16Greg CochraneMidfielder
27Charlie RuggStriker
32Jack McBeanStriker
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
21Tommy MeyerDefender
23Colin ClarkMidfielder
25Rafa GarcíaMidfielder
-Michael StephensMidfielder
11Gyasi ZardesStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Sporting KC
4 1