May 18, 2013
VS. REAL SALT LAKE When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air : TV: None; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 3-5-2, Real Salt Lake 5-5-2. Record vs. Real Salt Lake: 0-1-0. Update: A skidding Chivas USA, winless in its last five games and now last in Major League Soccer's Western Conference, hopes to rebound by avenging its 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake in Utah on April 20. But Chivas USA will be without defender Mario de Luna and midfielder Carlos Alvarez due to suspensions for fouls in prior games.
November 21, 2009
The MLS Cup :: Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake THE MATCHUP The all-time series between the clubs is as tight as could be. During the five years Real Salt Lake has been in the league, the teams have met 15 times and each has won five, with five draws, and Real has scored 24 goals to the Galaxy's 23. The Galaxy has not defeated Real Salt Lake since June 17, 2007, a 3-2 win at the Home Depot Center. Real has won two of the six meetings since, with four draws. THIS SEASON The teams met twice during the regular season, with Real Salt Lake coming away with a tie and a win. In the first meeting, May 6 at Rio Tinto Stadium, the teams played to a remarkable 2-2 draw.
July 24, 2010 |
Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA battled to a 1-1 draw in Major League Soccer action at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night. Ned Grabavoy and Jose Padilla scored second-half goals just four minutes apart for their respective teams. RSL's Grabavoy opened the scoring in the 67th minute after a corner kick was deflected to him just outside the Chivas USA penalty area. He then volleyed a left-footed rocket past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Dan Kennedy and in for his second goal of the season.
November 23, 2009 |
A cold night, two exhausted teams, overtime inconclusive, penalty kicks underway and a national championship on the line. That was the scenario at Qwest Field on Sunday night when Landon Donovan stepped up to take his penalty. The Galaxy and Real Salt Lake had played each other to a 1-1 standstill after 120 minutes, including a half-hour of overtime, in front of a wind-chilled crowd of 46,011 in Major League Soccer's 2009 title game. It had all come down to spot kicks from 12 yards, kicks that saw the Utah side prevail, 5-4, to win its first MLS title in only its fifth season of existence.
November 2, 2013 |
Seeking its third consecutive Major League Soccer title, the Galaxy opens its playoff season Sunday against a familiar nemesis: Real Salt Lake. After the Galaxy won two of the teams' three regular-season games, the clubs will square off in the first match of the two-leg Western Conference semifinals. The first game is Sunday at 6 p.m. at StubHub Center and the second is Thursday at Sandy, Utah. The winner will be decided by the aggregate number of goals scored over the two games and will advance to a two-game conference final in hopes of qualifying for the MLS Cup championship game Dec. 7. The aggregate-goals format means "if you prevail in the first 90 [minutes]
April 24, 2011 |
Watching Real Salt Lake play should be mandatory for every soccer coach or would-be coach north of the Rio Grande. South of the river, they already know how to play the game. It comes more naturally there than it does here. On this side of the divide, it more often than not seems book-learned and, as a result, is sometimes stale, sterile and stupefying, soccer as a paint-by-numbers exercise. This is not a blanket condemnation. There are exceptions. The 1998 Galaxy under then-coach Octavio Zambrano was one of them.
April 18, 2010
This Buddle's for you, Galaxy fans. Edson Buddle, Major League Soccer's top scorer this season, banged in two more goals on Saturday night and, in the process, made a bit of league history With 15 minutes left in the game against Real Salt Lake at the Home Depot Center, Brazilian midfielder Juninho took a pass from teammate Chris Birchall and in turn fed the ball to Buddle, who had made some space for himself between two defenders....
April 17, 2005 |
Brian Dunseth scored in the 81st minute and Real Salt Lake got its first Major League Soccer victory in its home debut, beating the Colorado Rapids, 1-0, Saturday. Clint Mathis had an assist and a strong defensive play at the end and goalkeeper D.J. Countess got his second shutout of the season for the expansion club. Real officials were hoping for 25,000 fans in the inaugural game and got 25,287 clad in Salt Lake's colors of red, blue and gold in the lower stands at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
April 3, 2005 |
Goalkeeper D.J. Countess made two outstanding saves and Real Salt Lake got a point in its Major League Soccer debut Saturday, playing to a 0-0 tie with the MetroStars on a rainy, wind-whipped night at East Rutherford, N.J. Countess, one of six former MetroStars on the Salt Lake roster, had one good save in each half, and the weather conditions played a major part in the one in the 18th minute.