Look ahead to Real Salt Lake: LA Galaxy set for test against RSL

08 June 3:04 pm

Look ahead to Real Salt Lake: LA Galaxy set for test against RSL

By Adam Serrano

SALT LAKE CITY -- The LA Galaxy take on Real Salt Lake in a vital match at Rio Tinto Stadium as they look to rebound from their 5-0 defeat to the New England Revolution. For a few links, matchups to watch and a predicted lineup, check it out below.

*Robbie Rogers is continuing to round into form and may play a major role against Salt Lake

*Gyasi Zardes is contiuning his development and the match against RSL is likely to be the latest step

*The LA Galaxy know that they can't fall behind early, but if they do then they'll have to show more fortitude.

*Read LAGalaxy.com's Larry Morgan preview.

*Lastly, my Three Points to the game.

MATCH UPS TO WATCH:

MARCELO SARVAS vs. JAVIER MORALES

The most important battle of the match. Sarvas -- and Juninho -- must contain Morales, who has been on a tear as of late with two goals and two assists in six games. 

NED GRABAVOY vs. SEAN FRANKLIN

Grabavoy is one of the trickest players in MLS and he'll pose a major challenge for Franklin, who must shut down the midfielder. 

TOMMY MEYER vs. ROBBIE FINDLEY

Meyer will have his hands ful with the speed of Findley, who scored a goal and an assist in RSL's victory over San Jose last week. 

PREDICTED LINEUP: 

Cudicini; Franklin, Meyer, DeLaGarza, Cochrane; Donovan, Sarvas, Juninho, Stephens; Zardes, Villarreal