LA Galaxy Fight Back to Earn 2-2 Draw Against Real Salt Lake at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday Night

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May 12, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
LA Galaxy News Release

LOS ANGELES – Down 2-0 at halftime, the LA Galaxy fought back to earn a 2-2 draw against Real Salt Lake before a sell-out crowd of 25,220 fans at Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday night. Gabriel Pec scored his third goal of the season, while Miguel Berry scored his first goal for the Galaxy in the 94th minute of the match to earn LA a point at home.

Unbeaten At Home

In five matches played at home during the 2024 campaign, the LA Galaxy hold an unbeaten record of 2-0-3 (11 GF, 9 GA). During the LA Galaxy’s five games played at Dignity Health Sports Park during the 2024 MLS Regular Season, the Galaxy have been averaging 25,221 fans per match. In five games played at Dignity Health Sports Park during the 2024 campaign, Riqui Puig has four goal contributions (1 goal, 3 assists).

Goal-Scoring Plays

RSL – Cristian Arango (Alexandros Katranis, Braian Ojeda), 20th minute: Alexandros Katranis’ cross into the penalty area was headed in by Cristian Arango.

RSL – Cristian Arango (Andres Gomez, Matt Crooks), 40th minute: Andres Gomez slid a pass to Cristian Arango, whose shot from the middle of the penalty area was converted into the far corner.

LA – Gabriel Pec (Riqui Puig, Joseph Paintsil), 54th minute: Maya Yoshida won the ball in midfield and played the ball up field to Joseph Paintsil, who quickly found Riqui Puig. The Spanish midfielder slid the ball towards the left side of the penalty area to Gabriel Pec, whose hard shot beat RSL goalkeeper Zac MacMath at the near post.

LA – Miguel Berry (Riqui Puig), 90+4th minute: Working down the right flank, Riqui Puig delivered a looping pass into the six-yard box that Miguel Berry slid and poked past Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Zac MacMath.

Postgame Notes

Through 12 matches played during the 2024 MLS Regular Season, the LA Galaxy hold a 5-2-5 record (23 GF,19 GA; 20 points) and sit in third place in the Western Conference standings behind only Real Salt Lake (6-2-4, 22 points) and Minnesota United FC (6-2-2, 20 points).

Saturday’s MLS Regular Season match between the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake marked the 60th meeting across all competitions between the Galaxy and Real Salt Lake, with LA leading the all-time series 24-20-15.

Against RSL, the Galaxy hold a 20-17-13 record in league play, a 4-1-2 record in the MLS Cup Playoffs and a 0-2-0 record in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

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