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  • March 22, 2014
  • • 4:00 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
  • • Attendance: 20466

Live Commentary

  • That's it! Neither team is able to find a winner, and the game ends in a 1-1 draw. Probably a fair result on the afternoon
  • 90' + 1'
    Late chance for LA, but Donovan's pass is a little far for Keane and RSL is able to clear the danger
  • 84'
    End to end now as both teams look for the winner
  • 83'
    Break for the Galaxy as Donovan springs Friend, but the Canadian makes an ill-advised decision to pass across the box, and it's easily cut out
  • 79'
    Great recovery by Olmes Garcia, sliding in to deny Sarvas, who was driving towards goal
  • 77'
    SubstitutionNed Grabavoy Luke Mulholland
  • 76'
    Chance Galaxy! Keane plays Husidic in, but he hesitates getting his shot off, and Beltran is able to put him off so he shoots into the side netting
  • 72'
    SubstitutionA.J. DeLaGarza Leonardo
  • 71'
    DeLaGarza has to come off with injury, replaced by Leonardo. That could be a big change for RSL to exploit. DeLaGarza was having a good game
  • 70'
    SubstitutionStefan Ishizaki Marcelo Sarvas
  • 67'
    Good ball movement by RSL, as Morales finds Beltran, who slots it through to Saborio, but the shot goes wide as DeLaGarza was over to cover.
  • 64'
    Nasty late challenge by Saborio on DeLaGarza, who is still down. The Costa Rican got the defender's foot as he was clearing away, earning a yellow card.
  • 63'
    Yellow Card A. Saborío
  • 62'
    Keane with some more magic in the box, getting off an improbable cross, but Schuler is able to head away well
  • 58'
    More injury concerns for RSL as Javier Morales is down. Looks like he got a knee in the back of the leg, and he's walking off slowly.
  • 56'
    Save Perk! Grabavoy lets fly from inside the area and his low drive was headed for the far post before being tipped away by a great save
  • 55'
    Yellow Card Javier Morales
  • 53'
    Another giveaway by Gargan, but Beckerman can't find Garcia and it's turned over again
  • 50'
    Sloppy beginning to the second half, as neither side able to keep hold of the ball before committing a turnover.
  • 46'
    Second half is underway!
  • Halftime. RSL started the better but the Galaxy fought back, and grabbed a goal through Robbie Keane.
  • 43'
    LA really growing into the game in the last 10 minutes, keeping the ball well and looking dangerous
  • 40'
    Chance Galaxy! A free kick is flicked onto Rob Friend at the far post, and the Canadian's volley is up and over the bar. Not great marking by RSL
  • 37'
    More bad news for RSL as Plata is unable to continue. Olmes Garcia into the game
  • 36'
    SubstitutionJoao Plata Olmes Fernando García Flórez
  • 36'
    GOAL GALAXY! Wingert with a turnover and Robbie Keane is released into RSL territory. He runs at Schuler and goes by him with ease before slamming home at the near post. Great strike by the Irishman!
  • 35'
    Goal Robbie Keane
  • 35'
    Ishizaki lets fly from distance, but that won't trouble Rimando. RSL defense has held up well in the first half
  • 33'
    Unlike Plata, Riley is unable to continue and Dan Gargan enters the match for LA
  • 32'
    SubstitutionJames Riley Dan Gargan
  • 30'
    Apparently that side of the field is cursed, as now Galaxy right back James Riley is down injured. Plata is back on the field, much to RSL's relief
  • 28'
    Plata takes the ball down the left side, but he pulls up lame and kicks the ball out. Bad news for RSL as he grabs his hamstring.
  • 26'
    Ishizaki having to do plenty of defensive work in the first half so far, and the Swede has been in position for some good challenges
  • 24'
    Great run by Keane, who goes past two defenders in the box, but Rimando is out well to claim his chipped cross
  • 19'
    Goal A. Saborío
  • 19'
    GOAL RSL! Plata picks up Saborio at the back post, who's criminally unmarked. He has time to bring the ball down and finish past Perk from inside the box. Horrible marking by LA
  • 18'
    Yellow Card Stefan Ishizaki
  • 18'
    First yellow card of the game goes to Ishizaki, who came in late on Plata. Looks like a harsh card
  • 15'
    Galaxy with a chance to break but Ishizaki's pass is too far for Keane
  • 12'
    RSL controlling the midfield battle so far, as Beckerman and Gil are seeing plenty of the ball, but no clear-cut chances yet except for the early Plata breakaway
  • 8'
    Nice build up by RSL but DeLaGarza is there to clear. Home side on top in the early going
  • 5'
    This is the first start for Brian Perk since May 2012, so RSL will be looking to test him out early here
  • 2'
    Miss! Mistake from Omar Gonzalez as he completely misses the ball, allowing Plata in alone on Perk, but his shot goes wide. What a chance in the second minute!
  • 1'
    Teams are on the field and we're underway!
  • The teams are coming out onto the pitch as RSL gets ready for its home opener at Rio Tinto Stadium
  • Normal Galaxy starting GK Jaime Penedo is out today. He was in Panama earlier this week finalizing his visa.
  • And here are the RSL starters: Rimando; Beltran, Schuler, Borchers, Wingert; Beckerman, Gil, Grabavoy, Morales; Sabo, Plata
  • The Galaxy will go with a diamond midfield in a 4-4-2 today: Perk; Riley, Gonzalez, DeLaGarza, Dunivant; Ishizaki, Juninho, Husidic, Donovan; Keane, Friend
  • Despite it being only the third week of MLS play, these two teams have already met this season. Nick Rimando was the hero in that matchup, saving a late minute penalty kick to preserve a 1-0 win at the StubHub Center
  • Good afternoon all, Seth Vertelney with you here for Goal's MLS Match of the Week, featuring Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy