HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, August 3, 2021) – Real Salt Lake continues its stretch of three consecutive road matches in eight days at LA Galaxy on Wednesday, August 4 at 8:30 p.m. MT, marking the second time in two weeks the two teams have faced one another.
The match will be broadcast live on KMYU and can be accessed locally via live stream on the KSL TV app. ESPN700 will carry the English radio broadcast and Spanish-speaking fans can tune in on KBMG Latino 106.3, La Gran D 102.3 and KTUB 1600.
Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy
Dignity Health Sports Park; Carson, California
Wednesday, August 4 at 8:30 p.m. MT
Game Notes for Wednesday’s RSL vs. LAG game Available Online
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Wednesday's contest between Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy can be found here. Media members looking to receive the document as an attachment or have further questions are asked to please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Records: Real Salt Lake 5-4-6, (21 points, 7th in West); LA Galaxy (9-6-1, 28 points, 3rd in West)
Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake carries a 15-18-10 all-time record against the Galaxy into the midweek clash, most recently finishing with a 2-2 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday, July 21 with goals from Maikel Chang and Albert Rusnak.
Stories to Watch:
Heading into the midweek match, Real Salt Lake is currently tied for the fourth-fewest losses in the Western Conference having only lost on four occasions. Only the top-of-the-table Seattle Sounders have lost less than RSL. Additionally, Real Salt Lake has allowed the fourth-fewest goals in the entire league.
150 for All
Against Houston Dynamo FC on July 31, goalkeeper Zac MacMath recorded his 150th appearance in Major League Soccer to become the third on RSL’s current roster to do so. MacMath’s teammate, defender Justen Glad is rapidly approaching the same mark, having played in 141 regular-season matches. Glad will miss Wednesday’s match due to a red card suspension received against Houston. Up until that point he was the only RSL player to play every minute of every match thus far in 2021.
Western Conference Competition
LA Galaxy’s last match resulted in a commanding 4-1 win over Portland Timbers who Real Salt Lake will face on Saturday, August 7 at Providence Park. It was the first time the team had scored four goals in a single match this season, and it came following a 4-0 loss to FC Dallas, who RSL tied 2-2 with, proving once again just how competitive the league and the Western Conference can be on any given week.
Connections: Following his retirement from professional soccer in 2008, LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney joined the RSL Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona where he served as the technical director from 2008-2011.
Former RSL Homegrown defender Danilo Acosta now applies his trade with the Galaxy where he signed prior to the 2020 season. While with RSL, the left back made 29 appearances in MLS to accompany 26 appearances in the USL Championship. Acosta missed the entire 2020 MLS season after suffering a torn ACL during preseason. He made his LA Galaxy debut on July 24 at FC Dallas.
RSL Assistant Coach Pablo Mastroeni played his final MLS season with the Galaxy in 2013.