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.
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.