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March 8, 2014 10:30 PM EST
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Joao Plata 80′

LA Galaxy 0-1 Real Salt Lake: Rimando penalty save ensures win

Joao Plata put the Royals on the board, but it was Nick Rimando's late denial that sealed three points.

Nick Rimando, Real Salt Lake, MLS
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Goalkeeper Nick Rimando helped earn new Real Salt Lake coach Jeff Cassar a big first win, saving a late Robbie Keane penalty to ensure a 1-0 victory away.

New Salt Lake signing Luke Mulholland thought he had scored with a 76th-minute poach from short range, but it was called back, much to RSL's chagrin and vocal protests.

The Claret-And-Cobalt wouldn't have long to wait, however. A slide-rule through ball from Kyle Beckerman sprung Joao Plata past the LA defense, and the Ecuadorian slotted home to give the visitors the 1-0 lead.

The Galaxy's chance would come in extra time, but the Galacticos were unable to capitalize. Striker Rob Friend theatrically drew a penalty off of Tony Beltran, but Robbie Keane -- fresh off a new contract -- found his shot pushed wide by Rimando.


Los Angeles Galaxy

18
J. Penedo
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Omar Gonzalez
Defender
 - 
20
A.J. DeLaGarza
Defender
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
45′
 - 
8
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
88′
 - 
7
Robbie Keane
Striker
 - 
9
Samuel Rosa
Striker
77′
 - 
10
 - 
11
Gyasi Zardes
Striker
69′
 - 

Real Salt Lake

 - 
18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
93′
 - 
2
 - 
4
Aaron Maund
Defender
 - 
6
 - 
17
 - 
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
 - 
11
Javier Morales
Midfielder
36′ 78′
 - 
20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
 - 
21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
66′
 - 
8
Joao Plata
Striker
80′ 89′
 - 
15

Substitutes

1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
 - 
33
Dan Gargan
Defender
 - 
4
Baggio Husidic
Midfielder
88′
 - 
24
 - 
16
Rob Friend
Striker
77′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
Jeff Attinella
Goalkeeper
 - 
16
 - 
29
K. Mansally
Defender
 - 
7
 - 
12
 - 
19

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2