Steven Gerrard flying high after scoring his first goal of 2016 | INSIDER

CARSON, Calif. -- Steven Gerrard enjoyed another strong performance as the LA Galaxy ran rampant over Real Salt Lake on Saturday. 

Gerrard scored his first goal of 2016 in the dying moments of the Galaxy's dominant 5-2 win against previously undefeated RSL. 

Aside from an having a penalty saved by Real Salt Lake's Nick Rimando in the opening moments of the match, Gerrard was dominant.  The 35-year-old served as the Galaxy's engine in the midfield by winning balls in midfield and then aiding the team's possession-oriented style. 

After the game, Gerrard was quite pleased with his latest impressive performance. 

“I needed it to make up for the penalty. But credit to their keeper it was a good save. I’d done everything right, but the keeper gambled and went the right way," Gerrard, who wore the armband for a second straight match, said. "The performance was good. The last two performances I was really pleased with, and it was nice to get the goal at the end to make up for the penalty miss. But the team was sensational today, and there’s a lot of positives to take from this one.”