Jul 13, 2014 at 3.30am UK at ​The Home Depot Center
LA GalaxyLos Angeles Galaxy
Salt LakeReal Salt Lake
Zardes (20')
Sarvas (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Garcia (90'), Rimando (90')

Result: Gyasi Zardes strike hands Los Angeles Galaxy victory

The Los Angeles Galaxy defeat Real Salt Lake 1-0 in their MLS clash as Gyasi Zardes scores the only goal of the game in the 20th minute.

A first-half strike from Gyasi Zardes was enough to hand the Los Angeles Galaxy a narrow win over Real Salt Lake.

The home side took the lead in the 20th minute when Zardes collected Marcelo Sarvas's cross from the right on the edge of the box and fired a low effort into the bottom corner via the post.

Los Angeles could have doubled their lead a minute later as Robbie Keane and Robbie Rogers exchanged passes that allowed the striker to cross for Zardes, but he just couldn't get a toe on the ball that would have resulted in a certain goal.

The visitors responded and came close to a leveller when Kyle Beckerman let fly with a 25-yard shot that Jaime Penedo couldn't hold, but the Galaxy managed to clear the danger.

In the second half, Penedo kept his side in the lead with a brilliant reaction save to deny Joao Plata as he hit a first-time shot at goal from close range after latching onto Tony Beltran's cross from the right.

Landon Donovan had a chance to seal his side's win in the 90th minute when he was put through on goal, but he lost his footing at the crucial moment as he tried to round Nick Rimando and the visitors cleared the danger.

The Galaxy were handed a chance to wrap up the game deep in stoppage time when Rimando felled Sarvas in the area and a penalty was awarded. Sarvas took the spot kick himself but saw his effort saved by the Salt Lake keeper, although the home side still saw out the win.

Gyasi Zardes #29 of Los Angeles Galaxy looks on during the International Champions Cup Third Place Match against AC Milan at Sun Life Stadium on August 7, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Los Angeles, Chivas play out draw
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.


Eastern Conference

2New York City FCNY City34169958421657
3Atlanta UnitedAtlanta341510964392555
4Chicago Fire341671161471455
5Columbus Crew34166125246654
6New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34139124944548
7New England RevolutionNew England34137145359-646
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34119145047342
9Montreal ImpactMontreal34116175257-539
10Orlando City34109153958-1939
11DC United3495203160-2932

Western Conference

1Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver33157114947252
2Seattle SoundersSeattle331311949391050
3Portland TimbersPortland33148115849950
4Sporting Kansas CityKansas331213839271249
5Houston DynamoHouston331211105445947
6San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes33128133653-1744
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake33126154752-542
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd33106174567-2236
10Colorado RapidsColorado3396183147-1633
11Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy3388174462-1832
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account