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June 8, 2013 9:30 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
Attendance:‬ 18962‎

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - LA Galaxy

Real Salt Lake, unbeaten in three, hosts an LA Galaxy side reeling from a club-record defeat.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Ned Grabavoy, Real Salt Lake, MLS
George Frey
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Watson-Siriboe, Borchers, Wingert; Beckerman, Grabavoy, Stephenson, Morales; Plata, Findley.


OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder separation), Alvaro Saborio (R quad tear), John Stertzer (R shoulder dislocation)

QUESTIONABLE: Olmes Garcia (R adductor strain), Cole Grossman (concussion), Chris Schuler (L foot pain)
LA Galaxy (4-4-2): Cudicini; Franklin, Meyers, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Donovan, Sarvas, Juninho, Stephens; Rugg, Zyasi.


OUT: Jack McBean (Fractured left clavicle)

QUESTIONABLE: Todd Dunivant (L quad strain)
  • The visiting team has won the last four meetings between these teams.
  • Goals from Mike Magee and Charlie Rugg in the opening 13 minutes gave the Galaxy a 2-0 win in the first meeting of the season with RSL.
  • Salt Lake is second in the Western Conference with 24 points from 15 games. LA is four points and two spots back, but with two games in hand.
  • Ned Grabavoy has scored in the last three games.
  • Los Angeles lost 5-0 to the New England Revolution last week, tying a club-worst margin of defeat.
  • The Galaxy will be without lineup stalwarts Robbie Keane (Ireland) and Omar Gonzalez (USA), who are both taking part in World Cup qualifying matches for their respective countries.

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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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18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
10Robbie FindleyStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
12Brian RoweGoalkeeper
5Sean FranklinDefender
20A.J. DeLaGarzaDefender
21Tommy MeyerDefender
8Marcelo Sarvas Striker
-Michael StephensMidfielder
16Greg CochraneMidfielder
10Landon DonovanStriker
11Gyasi ZardesStriker
33Jose VillarrealStriker
1Brian PerkGoalkeeper
-Bryan GaulDefender
28Kofi OpareDefender
14Robbie RogersMidfielder
12Hector JimenezMidfielder
25Rafa GarcíaMidfielder
27Charlie RuggStriker
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