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MLS Game Summary - Real Salt Lake at Los Angeles



(Saturday, April 17, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Los Angeles 2, Real Salt Lake 1

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Galaxy continued their perfect start to the 2010 Major League Soccer season with a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at The Home Depot Center.

Edson Buddle scored two more goals to give him seven through four games for the Galaxy, setting an MLS record for most consecutive goals scored for a team to start the season.

Buddle opened the scoring in the 12th minute when he headed home a Landon Donovan corner kick from the back corner of the six-yard box.

But RSL, the last team to beat the Galaxy - in the 2009 MLS Cup championship game - equalized in the 41st minute when team captain Kyle Beckerman blasted home his first goal of the season.

Beckerman's goal also came off a corner kick after it was cleared by the defense right up the middle of the field. The midfielder had time to take a touch and measure up a shot from distance, and he fired through traffic and past Donovan Ricketts. It was the first goal the Galaxy have given up this season.

But Buddle struck again in the second half, with about 15 minutes left in the game.

Juninho started the chance with a deft pass to Buddle at the top of the RSL penalty area. Buddle then took a touch and quickly fired past Nick Rimando for the game winner.

The Galaxy (4-0-0) hope to continue their hot start at Kansas City next Saturday, while RSL (1-2-1) will aim to rebound at Columbus earlier the same night in their next MLS match.

04/18 00:43:57 ET