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  • November 3, 2013
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 27000

Live Commentary

  • That's it! The Galaxy gets a 1-0 win, but they could be left ruing all their missed opportunities as the series shifts to the second leg at Rio Tinto Stadium on Thursday night
  • 90' + 1'
    SubstitutionJuninho A.J. DeLaGarza
  • 85'
    Keane miss! Jimenez with a flicked header to send him through, but in alone on Rimando, the Irishman drags his shot wide of the far post. Both Donovan and Keane have been uncharacteristically off in the final third tonight
  • 84'
    Yellow Card Rafa García
  • 83'
    SubstitutionMarcelo Sarvas Rafa García
  • 80'
    What a chance for RSL! Wingert's floated cross finds an open Gil on the back post, but he can only center for Sandoval instead of shoot and Dunivant puts him off just enough to keep the ball away. Probably the best chance of the game for RSL
  • 79'
    SubstitutionA. Saborío Devon Sandoval
  • 77'
    Zardes uses his strength to fight off Beckerman in the box as he gets close to the end-line, but Borchers is there again to slide and cut out his centering attempt
  • 75'
    Another fast break chance for Donovan and Keane comes to nothing, as Keane's shot is easily blocked by Borchers
  • 72'
    Galaxy attack is lacking a bit of cutting edge right now, and RSL would seemingly be content to go home down 1-0 with the way this one has gone. Donovan and Keane have been just a half step off tonight
  • 67'
    Velasquez with a chance in the box, but he takes too long to chest down and Franklin gets out to block his volleyed attempt. RSL starting to work back into the game
  • 65'
    Saborio with a turning strike that flies wide of the near post. The Costa Rican has been pretty much invisible tonight, as he's been starved of any service
  • 62'
    Jimenez finds Zardes wide open at the far post, but the rookie's chest control lets him down and a good chance goes begging
  • 61'
    SubstitutionNed Grabavoy S. Velásquez
  • 61'
    SubstitutionRobbie Rogers Hector Jimenez
  • 59'
    Galaxy forced to defend deep for the one of the few times in the game, as it appears Findley is already stretching them.
  • 57'
    SubstitutionYordany Alvarez Oropeza Robbie Findley
  • 57'
    Findley in for Alvarez in an obvious attacking move by RSL. Looks like Beckerman will be the lone defensive midfielder now
  • 52'
    RSL really having trouble stringing more than a couple passes together in the midfield right now. They need to regain some possession or LA is going to score more goals
  • 48'
    Goal Sean Franklin
  • 48'
    GOAL GALAXY! Giveaway by Beckerman leads to Keane squaring back to the top of box, and Sean Franklin runs onto the ball and hits a first-time rocket that flies into the corner. Great strike from about 25 yards out and it's 1-0
  • 46'
    We are underway in the second half
  • Halftime and we're scoreless. RSL has come out defensively and it's so far so good, though poor Galaxy finishing and last-ditch defending have been required to keep LA off the scoreboard.
  • 42'
    Galaxy just wide again! Keane into the box and centers for Donovan right at the six, but a tremendous tackle from Schuler prevents an easy tap-in as the ball just trickles wide of the post.
  • 39'
    RSL really clamping down defensively now, as it has sacrificed some offense in order to slow down the Galaxy attack
  • 33'
    Huge defensive play by Schuler, who cuts out a cross by Rogers that would've picked out Keane for an easy finish six yards out. Looked like Rogers had Donovan right at the penalty spot though, which may have been the better option
  • 31'
    Uncharacteristic turnovers for RSL so far, as Beltran is caught in possession by Zardes, who's looked lively down the left side
  • 29'
    Franklin fires high after being picked up on a pull-back corner kick. Galaxy have to be frustrated to not be ahead at this point
  • 26'
    Gil fires wide after some real neat interplay with Grabavoy. Signs of life from the RSL midfield
  • 25'
    Yellow Card Juninho
  • 25'
    Referee Kevin Stott produces another yellow, and this time it's Juninho. Looked to be deserved as well after a late tackle
  • 23'
    Yellow Card Kyle Beckerman
  • 23'
    Late challenge from Beckerman on Sarvas earns a yellow card. That's pretty early for the midfielder and that will be a situation to monitor now
  • 19'
    Another Galaxy miss! Schuler's header is terrible and goes straight to Donovan, who sends Keane in, but the Irishman shoots right at Rimando from 12 yards out. The home side may rue these missed chances
  • 17'
    RSL struggling to gain a foothold in the last 10 minutes, as the Galaxy midfield is causing the visitors a lot of trouble with their pressure up the field
  • 12'
    Donovan miss! Zardes with a great through-ball to Donovan, who goes a bit wide left and drags his low left-footed shot wide of the far post. Big chance for LA goes begging
  • 12'
    Donovan miss! Zardes with a great through-ball to Donovan, who goes a bit wide left and drags his low left-footed shot wide of the far post. Big chance for LA goes begging
  • 11'
    Zardes already proving a handful down the left flank, as he gets in behind and sends a cross in that's well defended by Schuler
  • 7'
    Back and forth to start the game as Gil gets a shot away. Not exactly a cagey start here
  • 5'
    Keane completely whiffs a volley! Wow, you don't see that very often. Perfect one-two between Keane and Donovan and the Irishman was in behind the defense
  • 4'
    Beckerman finds Saborio in the box, and the Costa Rican gets by Opare before getting off a decent low shot. Comfortable save for Penedo, but an early warning
  • 1'
    We are underway!
  • The players are on the field at StubHub Center and we'll be underway shortly....
  • And here's the Galaxy XI: Penedo; Franklin, Gonzalez, Opare, Dunivant; Rogers, Sarvas, Juninho, Zardes; Keane (C), Donovan
  • Here's RSL's lineup tonight: (4-2-3-1) Rimando; Beltran, Schuler, Borchers, Wingert; Beckerman, Alvarez; Gil, Morales, Grabavoy; Saborio
  • Hello all, Seth Vertelney with you here for tonight's first leg of the Western Conference semifinal between the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake