Real Salt Lake ends the Galaxy’s run in the playoffs

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On November 8, 2013 at 1:24 am EST

The Los Angeles Galaxy were trying to become the first Major League Soccer three straight champion.

The Galaxy were lead by David Beckham and Landon Donovan in their first two championships. But without Beckham, who retired after their last championship, the Galaxy did not have the star power that it previously had.

And without that talent, the Galaxy were removed from the MLS playoffs with a loss to Real Salt Lake. This is the Galaxy’s first loss in a playoff series since losing 3-0 to FC Dallas in the Western Conference Finals in 2010.

Chris Schuler trying to score a goal (Getty Images)

Chris Schuler trying to score a goal (Getty Images)

Real Salt Lake put the game out of reach when Chris Schuler scored a goal in the 102nd minute in the game. His goal propelled Real Salt Lake to a 2-0 win in the second-leg of their Western Conference semifinals game.

The Galaxy did have a 1-0 lead coming into the game, as they won the first game. But in the two-game semifinal series, it is about who scores the most goals moves on.

Sebastián Velásquez made the series 1-1 just 35 minutes into the game. That was before Schuler scored the game-winning goal to allow Real Salt Lake to move on.

Schuler’s goal came in extra time, as RSL was already up 1-0. He scored on a free kick off of a Javier Morales pass in front of the goal.

Now, with the win, Real Salt Lake will have to wait to find out their opponent in the next round. It will be either the Portland Timbers or the Seattle Sounders in the Western Conference finals.

This series is expected to start on Sunday.

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