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Robbie Keane #14 of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates after getting a shot past Jamison Olave #4 and goal keeper Nick Rimando #18 of Real Salt Lake to score the Galaxy's third goal in the MLS Western Conference Championship at The Home Depot Center on November 6, 2011 in Carson, California. The Galaxy won 3-1 to advance to the MLS Cup.

STARS SHINE: L.A. stars were key, with Donovan, Keane, Beckham all contributing to goals

UNLUCKY: RSL had two shots bounce off the woodwork, while L.A. had one of its own

missing Bor-lave: Olave and Borchers were both questionable, but only Olave played

2011final stats

RECORD: 15-11-8

HOME: 10-3-4

AWAY: 5-8-4




Galaxy 1 2 — 3

Real Salt Lake 1 0 — 1

Scoring summary

LA — Landon Donovon (penalty kick) 23'

RSL — Alvaro Saborio (Olave, Morales) 25'

LA — Mike Magee (Beckham, Keane) 58'

LA — Robbie Keane (Donovan) 68'

Misconduct summary

LA— Juninho (yellow card) 56'

RSL — Morales (yellow card) 70'

LA — Franklin (yellow card) 93+


Total Shots 14 10

Shots on Goal 4 4

Saves 3 1

Fouls 16 15

Offsides 2 2

Corner Kicks 3 5

Galaxy lineup (4-4-2) ?— Josh Saunders, Sean Franklin, Omar Gonzalez, A.J. DeLaGarza, Todd Dunivant, Landon Donovan, David Beckham (Michael Stephens 89), Juninho, Mike Magee, Chad Barrett (Chris Birchall 63), Robbie Keane.

Real Salt Lake lineup (4-4-2) ?— Nick Rimando, Robbie Russell (Ned Grabavoy 70), Jamison Olave (Tony Beltran 82), Chris Schuler, Chris Wingert, Andy Williams (Luis Gil 75), Kyle Beckerman, Javier Morales, Will Johnson, Fabian Espindola, Alvaro Saborio.