Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy met up for the first time in this young 2017 season with both clubs without a win. RSL fans got to have a great look at some of the new talent with outstanding performances from Sebastian Saucedo and Brooks Lennon, but even with the early lead it wasn’t enough to overcome a barrage of yellow cards with LA pulling out the 1-3 win.
Yura Movsisyan put RSL on top 1-0 in the 18th minute when he headed on into the net, and it looked like all the momentum was on the their side. It all began to change in the 34th minute. Luke Mulholland was fouled by Jermain Jones in the midfield and he reacted with a push to Jones. When we were finished both Mulholland and Beckerman walked away with the yellow cards.
Kyle Beckerman picked up his second yellow before the half ended in the 44th minute earning him a Red Card and an escort off the pitch, leaving RSL short handed for the remainder of the night.
Real played tough all night, but the odds began to catch up with them when David Romney takes a booming shot off of a corner to level the score at 1-1 in the 69th minute. Emmanuel Boateng punch in the game winner in the 74th minute on what Coach Cassar described as a shot 3 or 4 of our guys should have stopped.
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake 1 0 0
LA Galaxy 0 2 2
RSL – Yura Movsisyan – 18′
LA – David Romney – 69′
LA – Emmanuel Boateng – 74′
RSL – Luke Mulholland – 34′ – Unsporting Behavior
RSL – Kyle Beckerman – 34′ – Unsporting Behavior
RSL – Kyle Beckerman – 44′ – Unsporting Behavior
LAG – Roman Alessandrini – 45’+1′ – Persistent Infringement
RSL – Albert Rusnak – 61′ – Unsporting Behavior
LAG – Nathan Smith – 89′ – Unsporting Behavior
RSL – Chris Schuler – 90′ – Unsporting Behavior
Referee: Sorin Stoica
Assistant Referee: Cameron Blanchard
Assistant Referee: Jeff Muschik
4th Official: Baboucarr Jallow
Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran; Justin Schmidt; Demar Phillips (Luis Silva, 79′) Chris Schuler; Kyle Beckerman (C); Albert Rusnak; Luke Mulholland; Sebastian Saucedo (Ricardo Velazco, 80′); Brooks Lennon; Yura Movsisyan (Chad Barrett, 66′)
Substitutes Not Used: Matt VanOekel; Aaron Maund; Sunday Stephens; Chris Wingert
LA Galaxy: Clement Diop; David Romney; Bradley Diallo; Daniel Steres; Rafael Garcia (Nathan Smith, 58′); Joao Pedro; Jermain Jones (C); Romain Alessandrini (Baggio Husidic, 90′); Sebastian Lletget; Emmanuel Boateng; Jose Villarreal (Jack McBean, 58′)
Substitutes Not Used: Jon Kempin; Hugo Arellano; Ariel Lassiter; Jaime Vellarreal
Next up for RSL
Real Salt Lake heads to New Jersey Saturday, March 26th to take on the New York Red Bulls in what is an increasingly important match.