MLS Game Summary - Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles|
(Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Los Angeles 1, Real Salt Lake 0
Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Galaxy kicked off their MLS
Cup title defense in style on Sunday, earning a 1-0 victory over Real Salt
Lake at the StubHub Center thanks to Sean Franklin's wonder strike early in
the second half.
Los Angeles controlled the match from the opening whistle, though it failed to
claim an advantage before the halftime interval.
But Franklin handed the home side the lead in spectacular fashion less than
three minutes into the second period, taking a pass from Robbie Keane and
lashing a first-time effort from distance just inside Nick Rimando's left
Real Salt Lake created numerous chances but was unsuccessful in nabbing an
equalizer, while Keane came close to extending Los Angeles' lead on a few
occasions only to squander each opportunity.
Instead, the Galaxy were made to settle for a one-goal aggregate lead heading
into Thursday's second leg at Rio Tinto Stadium.
11/03 23:10:42 ET