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Real Salt Lake faces Los Angeles on defensive hot streak

September 24, 2019

LA Galaxy (15-13-3, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Real Salt Lake (14-12-5, fifth in the Western Conference)

Sandy, Utah; Wednesday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Real Salt Lake faces Los Angeles on a defensive hot streak after allowing just eight goals over the past 10 games.

Real Salt Lake is 7-9-3 against Western Conference opponents. Real Salt Lake is 5-1-0 when it records two goals.

The Galaxy are 9-7-3 in Western Conference games. Los Angeles is 1-5-0 when it scores a single goal.

The teams square off Wednesday for the second time this season. Los Angeles won the last meeting 2-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Albert Rusnak has 10 goals and two assists for Real Salt Lake. Corey Baird has three goals over the last 10 games for Real Salt Lake.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has 27 goals and five assists for Los Angeles. Uriel Antuna has three goals over the last 10 games for the Galaxy.

LAST 10 GAMES: Real Salt Lake: 5-3-2, averaging 1.2 goals, 0.6 assists, 5.1 shots on goal and 2.7 corner kicks per game while allowing 0.8 goals per game.

Los Angeles: 3-5-2, averaging 2.1 goals, 1.5 assists, 6.8 shots on goal and 5.2 corner kicks per game while allowing 2.3 goals per game.

NOT EXPECTED TO PLAY: Real Salt Lake: Nick Besler (injured), Jordan Allen (injured).

Los Angeles: Perry Kitchen (injured), Romain Alessandrini (injured).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.