Real Salt Lake scores late goal to steal points away from Galaxy
CARSON — For all that has gone wrong with the Galaxy 2017 season, especially at home, Saturday night was the opposite, at least for 93 minutes.
Bradford Jamieson continued his steady play of late, scoring the opening goal, but RSL stayed in the game, eventually getting the equalizer from Kyle Beckerman to force a 1-1 draw at StubHub Center in front of 20,324.
Saturday was Jamieson’s 22nd appearance and ninth start. The goal was his second in as many games.
In the late stages of extra time, RSL was awarded a free kick. The initial kick by Joao Plata was pushed aside by Galaxy goalkeeper Clement Diop. The ball eventually ended up near Beckerman who scored.
The fourth official had ruled that four minutes would be added. The goal came in the fifth minute.
The Galaxy played with a man advantage for the majority of the game.
RSL went down to 10 men after Marcelo Silva was sent off for fouling Giovani dos Santos, in a denying obvious goal-scoring situation.
Initially Silva was given a yellow card, but referee Rubiel Vazquez conferred with the new VAR (Video Assistant Referee) system and upgraded Silva’s foul to a red card in the 14th minute.
The Galaxy will not make the playoffs for the first time since the 2008 season and has already set a franchise record for single-season losses (17).
After Jamieson’s goal the Galaxy continued to work for a second. Emmanuel Boateng had a chance in the 54th minute but his shot hit off the post.
All of those missed chances were magnified especially with RSL’s scoring its goal.
RSL’s goal probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise. Despite being a man down, RSL looked dangerous at times.
Galaxy goalkeeper Clement Diop wasn’t called upon to do much early, but did make a nice diving save in the 63rd minute and again in […]