Real Salt Lake vs LA Galaxy
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
Rio Tinto Stadium
Kick-off: 1:00 p.m
Following Tuesday night’s elimination from the CONCACAF Champions League in Tijuana, its back to MLS action this weekend for the LA Galaxy as the club travels to Utah to face Real Salt Lake. On their second game of the season, the Galaxy will once again face RSL, looking for their first win of the season against the team that spoiled their home opener.
Since their meeting on opening weekend, the LA Galaxy has had two games, both in the CONCACAF Champions League. On the other hand, Real Salt Lake has been active in MLS competition, giving up a draw in stoppage time against San Jose last weekend.
Despite controlling most of the game a couple of weeks ago at StubHub Center, the Galaxy was unable to put their chances in the back of the net. The lack of finishing as well as a great game from Nick Rimando prevented LA from getting on the scoreboard, even after outshooting RSL 27-9. With Rimando stopping Robbie Keane’s penalty kick attempt late in the game, Plata’s goal in the 80th minute ended up being the difference between both clubs.
The Galaxy will look to gain points for the first time this season. The team’s last visit to Rio Tinto was during the Western Conference semifinals in November, in which they were eliminated in over-time. Now, LA will be looking to spoil RSL’s home opener and return the favor for what happened a couple of weeks ago in Carson.
Join ACB for the first viewing party of the season. Our viewing party will take place at Overtime, located across the street from StubHub Center. This Saturday those who bought ACB Memberships as of 3/9 can pick up their merch at the viewing party. After the Galaxy game, join ACB at our usual tailgate spot in Lot 13 at SHC. We will then head over to the Track Stadium for the Galaxy II’s inaugural game against the OC Blues, kicking off at 7:30. Tickets are still available and can be purchased through this link.
THIS IS LA!
0 points, o GF, 1 GA
0-1-0, 9th in Western Conference
Home Record: 0-1-0
Away Record: 0-0-0
Real Salt Lake:
4 points, 4 GF, 3 GA
1-0-1, 4th in Western Conference
Home Record: 0-0-0
Away Record: 1-0-1