Even last year's Western Conference Champions were no match for this year's Real Salt Lake
For the second straight week, RSL is topping this week's SBI MLS Power Rankings after vanquishing the Portland Timbers last Saturday, 1-0, at Rio Tinto Stadium. Ned Grabavoy scored his side's goal late but the clean sheet was preserved by an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Nick Rimando, keeping the Timbers off the board.
Just one week after scoring a game-winner against the Vancouver Whitecaps, it looked like Robbie Keane could repeat the feat once again but alas, his Los Angeles Galaxy had to settle for a 2-2 draw Saturday in Vancouver.
With the score tied at one, Keane gave the Galaxy the lead in the 77th minute, giving Whitecaps supporters feelings of deja vu from last week's matchup.
Manchester United have announced an additional match on their 2014 summer tour in the United States with a friendly against LA Galaxy, to be played at the Rose Bowl Stadium on July 23. Kick-off time is 7:30pm PT/10:30pm ET.
The LA Galaxy vs. Manchester United match is included in LA Galaxy's Season Ticket Members' plans.
With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off in just over a week we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.
And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.
Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy have already faced each other this season, but the Western Conference powers have been lined up as opponents again this weekend in the marquee match-up of MLS Week Three.
Nick Rimando single-handedly saved RSL in the season-opening meeting, but Real Salt Lake should be a tougher team to deal with at Rio Tinto Stadium as they face a Galaxy side that is coming off a disappointing CONCACAF Champions League exit last Tuesday against Club Tijuana.
The Western Conference takes center stage in Week 3 of the MLS season, when rivals Real Salt Lake and the L.A. Galaxy clash in RSL's home opener at Rio Tinto Stadium (4 pm, NBCSN).
There was some worry in RSL's camp that the availability of goalkeeper Nick Rimando would be in question after he suffered a back spasm while making a save in the 22nd minute of their 3-3 tie Saturday against San Jose.
Stories out of Italy and England suggest that former world class midfielders Esteban Cambiasso and Frank Lampard could be heading to Major League Soccer this summer.
Lampard has been linked with a move to MLS for a couple of seasons now, but decided to stay at Chelsea this season in the hope that he will get a place in Roy Hodgson's squad for this summer's World Cup.
Manchester United have added a fourth USA game to its tour this summer as the Premier League giants have announced that they will play the LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California, on Wednesday 23 July 2014.
Manchester United's automotive partner Chevrolet will be the match sponsor for this fixture with the teams facing each other in the Chevrolet FC Cup.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
DEFENDERS (8): DaMarcus Beasley (Puebla), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Brad Evans (Seattle Sounders FC), Omar Gonzalez (LA Galaxy), Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes), Michael Orozco (Puebla), Michael Parkhurst (Columbus Crew), DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Maurice Edu (Philadelphia Union), Luis Gil (Real Salt Lake), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders FC), Julian Green (Bayern Munich), Eddie Johnson (D.
Beckerman, Kyle M 5-10 165 04/23/82 Crofton, Md. Real Salt Lake 33/1 Besler, Matt D 6-0 170 02/11/87 Overland Park, Kan. Sporting Kansas City 12/0 Davis, Brad M 5-11 165 11/08/81 St. Charles, Mo. Houston Dynamo 12/0 Donovan, Landon F 5-8 160 03/04/82 Redlands, Calif. LA Galaxy 154/57 Evans, Brad M 6-1 160 04/20/85 Phoenix, Ariz.
SANDY, Utah In a top-tier battle of Western conference powers, the Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake settled for a 1-1 draw Saturday, with Robbie Keane scoring the equalizer to help the Galaxy earn a road point.
Keane gave the Galaxy the equalizer in the 35th minute, dispossessing RSL defender Chris Wingert in the midfield.
With this weekend's bye week, supporters have an unexpected weekend off very early in the season. What are we to do to pass the time? We take a look at some top things to do to keep you entertained while DC United rests.
Bye Week. It's the two words that, depending on the time of year, invokes either relief, anxiety or is the sign for you to kick back and relax.
With no D.C. United players in action this weekend, join us in watching other games from around the league.
With D.C. United on a bye week due to the LA Galaxy's Concacaf Champions League game and with the Richmond Kickers season not yet started, this weekend will likely be the last in months in which no United player will be involved in a competitive match.
After a rough few months, Joe Corona is starting to turn things around at Club Tijuana.
Corona has moved past his recent spell of inactivity with Xolos and strung together a few solid performances, with his freshest outing coming in Wednesday's 1-0 CONCACAF Champions League loss to the LA Galaxy.
The second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal is here! Today the Galaxy and Tijuana Xolos face off in Estadio Caliente in TJ to see who moves on. In honor of the occasion, I'm posting here all the quotes from the first game in LA that I haven't already used in articles or posts. Tijuana Coach Cesar Faria On the second leg I think we can overturn the result in Tijuana.
I was at the Wednesday Xolos - Galaxy CONCACAF Champions Cup match.
I am sick today. Possibly not related. I'm in the middle of finals week where I teach and everyone is tired and stressed. It was a nice game with lots of action despite the relatively modest goal total. Galaxy won 1-0.