Anderson Julio Gives RSL Huge First Half Goal Against LA Galaxy

Oct 14, 2023, 9:35 PM | Updated: 9:42 pm


Anderson Julio #29 of Real Salt Lake competes against Minnesota United in the second half of the game at Allianz Field on April 24, 2021 in St Paul, Minnesota. Real Salt Lake defeated Minnesota 2-1. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake seized momentum late in the first half, refusing to go into the break trailing by two when Anderson Julio found the back of the net.

Real Salt Lake faces the LA Galaxy at Dignity Health Sports Park in the penultimate match of the 2023 regular season.

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Two early LA goals and opportunities for others had RSL reeling late in the half, just trying to hang on. In the Claret & Cobalt’s final chance of the half, Julio took a pass from Nelson Palacio and beat Novak Micovic to cut the Galaxy lead in half. It was the fifth goal of the year for Julio.

MacMath made four saves in the opening 45 minutes. RSL was credited with 10 shot attempts but only two on frame.

Dejan Joveljic and Douglas Costa scored to give LA a 2-1 halftime lead.

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Real Salt Lake Looks For Redemption Against LA Galaxy

RSL and LA last played on May 31 in Utah. The Galaxy walked out with a 3-2 win.

Real Salt Lake led 2-1 with 20 minutes left. LA scored two goals in three minutes to take the lead and eventually the win.

RELATED: Real Salt Lake Can’t Overcome Back-To-Back LA Galaxy Goals In Second Half

RSL currently holds the 6-seed in the West with a record of 13-12-7.

The Galaxy have already been eliminated from playoff contention with a record of 8-13-11.

In the 57 meetings between RSL and the Galaxy all-time, Real has won 20 games and forced 13 draws.

Real Salt Lake trails the 3-seed Seattle Sounders by four points.

RSL will go to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday to conclude the season against the Colorado Rapids.

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Anderson Julio Gives RSL Huge First Half Goal Against LA Galaxy