RSL report card: Defense best phase of the match in Western Semifinal win over Galaxy
Matt Gade, Deseret News
Real Salt Lake advances to the MLS Western Conference Finals thanks to a 2-0 win over the L.A. Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium in overtime on Thursday night. This comes after going down 1-0 to the Galaxy at the StubHub Center, which makes RSL's 2-1 aggregate win even more impressive.
RSL played a solid overall game by keeping Landon Donovan and the L.A. offense in check. It looked like a whole different team as RSL wisely went back to the familiar 4-4-2 diamond formation. Also, Sebastain Velasquez stepped up in a big way in his first playoff start as he scored his first professional goal in the 35th minute.
Lafe Peavler is a sportswriter intern at the Deseret News.
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