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LA Galaxy pull away from Real Salt Lake, 2-1; Ibrahimovic confronts RSL's Onuoha in postgame locker room


Ibrahimovic scored the game-winning goal with about 12 minutes remaining, and the LA Galaxy held on for a 2-1 victory over visiting Real Salt Lake at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.


Instead, it was Antuna scoring his first career MLS goal early, finishing off a long build-up play that started with Ibrahimovic and went through Diego Polenta and Chris Pontius before finding the back of the net in the 16th minute.


RSL's Sam Johnson had a chance to convert off a pass from Kyle Beckerman previously, but the Liberian international was called offside.


The second-year MLS professional made his second-straight start while Nick Rimando recovers from an injury that also kept him out of the lineup during last week’s 3-0 win at FC Cincinnati.


After Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham parried a rip from just outside the box, Toia — the left back who made his third-straight start — was in the right place at the right time, sliding home a well-placed redirect to knot the match at 1-1 with 25 minutes remaining.


You talk about soccer forwards, charistmatic, talented, unbelievable players, Zlatan is top of the list,” said Petke, admitting he was biting his tongue after receiving fines for postgame dissent in the past two seasons.






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