Match Report: Romain Alessandrini inspires 2-1 come-from-behind win over RSL

Yura Movsisyan headed home the first goal of the season for Real Salt Lake Saturday, but 10-man RSL couldn't hold the lead and ended up with a painful 2-1 loss against Western Conference rival LA Galaxy Saturday in Rio Tinto Stadium.

Movsisyan's 18th minute goal gave RSL the lead, but Kyle Beckerman was shown his second yellow card and sent off in the 44th minute and the hosts were forced to go the rest of the way a man down. Galaxy defender Dave Romney powered home a left-footed blast off a corner for the equalizer in the 69th minute and then Emmanuel Boateng scored the decisive goal in the 74th to give the Galaxy its first win of the season.

Goals

  • 18' – RSL – Yura Movsisyan WATCH
  • 69' – LA – Dave Romney 
  • 74' – LA – Emmanuel Boateng

Next Up

  • RSL: Saturday, March 25 – at NY (4 pm ET | UniMas, MLS LIVE, facebook.com)
  • LA: Saturday, April 1 – at VAN (10 pm ET | TSN1 in Canada, MLS LIVE in US)

LA Galaxy Postgame Notes
LA Galaxy 2, Real Salt Lake 1
Saturday, March 18, 2017
2017 MLS Regular Season
Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy, Utah

Scoring Summary:

RSL – Yura Movsisyan (Assisted by Albert Rusnak) 11’

LA – Dave Romney (Assisted by Romain Alessandrini) 69’

LA – Emmanuel Boateng (Assisted by Romain Alessandrini) 74’

Misconduct Summary: 

RSL – Luke Mulholland (caution) 34’

RSL – Kyle Beckerman (caution) 34’

RSL – Kyle Beckerman (second caution; ejection) 44’

LA – Romain Alessandrini (caution) 45’+1’

RSL – Albert Rusnák (caution) 61’

LA – Nathan Smith (caution) 89’

RSL – Chris Schuler (caution) 90’

Lineups:

LA Galaxy: Clement Diop; Rafael Garcia (Nathan Smith 58’), Daniel Steres, Bradley Diallo, Dave Romney; Jermaine Jones ©, João Pedro; Romain Alessandrini (Baggio Husidic 90’+1’), Sebastian Lletget, Emmanuel Boateng; Jose Villarreal (Jack McBean 58’).

Substitutions not used: Jon Kempin, Hugo Arellano, Jaime Villarreal, Ariel Lassiter.

Head Coach: Curt Onalfo

TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 18; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2                                 

Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Justin Schmidt, Demar Phillips (Luis Silva 79’), Chris Schuler; Kyle Beckerman ©, Albert Rusnak, Luke Mulholland; Sebastian Saucedo (Ricardo Velazco 80’), Brooks Lennon, Yura Movsisyan (Chad Barrett 66’).

Substitutions not used: Matt VanOaekel, Aaron Maund, Sunday Stephen, Chris Wingert.

Head Coach: Jeff Cassar

TOTAL SHOTS: 8; SHOTS ON GOAL: 3; FOULS: 10; OFFSIDE: 4; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 2

Referee: Sorin Stoica

Assistant Referees: Cameron Blanchard and Jeff Muschik

Fourth Official: Baboucarr Jallow

Attendance: 20,348