Kyle Beckerman tied it in the 95th minute and 10-man Real Salt Lake escaped with a 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy on Saturday night in Carson, California.
Goalkeeper Clement Diop punched away Joao Plata’s free kick, but David Horst gathered the rebound and fed it out to Beckerman for the equalizer. Beckerman’s world class left-footed class tucked inside the upper 90 of the far post.
RSL’s Marcelo Silva was sent off in the 14th minute after he hooked the arm of Giovani Dos Santos 20 yards from goal. Referee Rubiel Vazquez determined it was the denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity after video review, thus the straight red card.
Bradford Jamieson scored for the Galaxy (7-17-8) in the 41st minute, letting Jermaine Jones’ pass run by him and flicking it home with a right-footed finish. The Galaxy had several opportunities to net an insurance goal, but RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando made several nice saves to keep the visitors within striking distance.
Gyasi Zardes left due to a groin injury in the 33rd minute and Jefferson Savarino suffered a leg injury in the 69th.
Real Salt Lake (12-14-6) is sixth in the West. Despite playing a man down, RSL had some prime chances to equalizer late in the second half.