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Result: Olmes Garcia brace earns win for Real Salt Lake

Result: Garcia brace earns win for Real Salt Lake
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Real Salt Lake earn win over Los Angeles Galaxy as Olmes Garcia scores two late goals to secure a 3-1 victory.

Two late goals from Olmes Garcia helped Real Salt Lake earn three vital points in their MLS Western Conference clash against Los Angeles Galaxy.

The hosts began the game well and could have been ahead in the fifth minute when Javier Morales teed up Joao Plata, but his left-footed shot was well saved by Brian Rowe.

Salt Lake were dominating the game and were denied the lead by the woodwork when Khari Stephenson's low free kick beat the wall and Rowe but smacked off the post and was cleared.

At the other end, Nick Rimando kept the scores level with a good reaction stop to deny Jose Villarreal from a free kick.

The home side took the lead just before half time when Robbie Findley found Stephenson on the edge of the area and his low shot went under Rowe and into the net.

However, Salt Lake were pegged back immediately as Galaxy drew level through Landon Donovan when he volleyed the ball past Rimando with a lovely finish into the top corner.

After the break, both sides pushed for the lead but it was the hosts who finally got the goal when Garcia headed Morales's cross pas Rowe into the bottom corner.

Garcia made sure of the three points in added time as he slotted the ball past Rowe with a low finish from Morales's through-ball.

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Tables

Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta32206667392866
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls32205760332765
3New York City FCNY City32158955411453
4Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia32155124846250
5Columbus Crew32139103941-248
6DC United31128115649744
7Montreal ImpactMontreal32134154552-743
8New England RevolutionNew England32911124751-438
9Toronto3196165560-533
10Chicago Fire3287174759-1231
11Orlando City3174204070-3025

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Dallas32169751391257
2Los Angeles FCLos Angeles32168865481756
3Sporting Kansas CityKansas31158856381853
4Portland TimbersPortland3214995046451
5Seattle SoundersSeattle311551145331250
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake32137125154-346
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy32129116160145
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver31127124960-1143
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd32114174663-1737
10Houston DynamoHouston3298155353035
11Colorado RapidsColorado3267193262-3025
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3248204869-2120

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