A goal from the Uruguayan defender Marcelo Silva gave this Saturday the victory to Real Salt Lake by 1-0 against the LA Galaxy of the Mexican Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez. With the loss, the Galaxy ended its streak of five consecutive games without losing (four wins and one draw).
Silva scored with a header in the 49th minute taking advantage of a corner in which Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Bond was not successful on his way out.
After a very close first half and with Real Salt Lake arriving in some danger, the Galaxy reacted after the home team’s goal but were unable to tie the game despite the fact that the Mexican Efraín Álvarez and Samuel Grandsir had two clear chances.
Already in the discount, Dejan Joveljic, who on the last day had given the Galaxy a victory in the 86th minute against Nashville SC (1-0), scored the goal that meant an agonizing draw for the Angelenos, but this goal it was later annulled by VAR.
This victory gives oxygen to Real Salt Lake, who had gone five games in a row without winning.
The Utah team started the season on the right foot by adding 10 points in the first four games, but in the next five games they recorded three draws and two losses (one of them 6-0 against New York City FC).
In addition, the Galaxy is losing ground in the upper zone of the Western Conference, which is led by Austin FC (20 points) followed by LAFC, from Carlos candle. (19 points with one game less).
In the absence of the rest of the MLS day, the Galaxy and Real Salt Lake (these with one more game) are tied for third place in the West with 16 points.
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Chicharito’s Galaxy breaks streak of five games without losing