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LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake: Starting XI and Open Thread

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With the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake about to kick off the second leg of their Western Conference semifinal tie, it's time to look at the starting lineups.

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LA Galaxy trot out a newish lineup to face Real Salt Lake in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinal matchup. Leonardo starts at center back with Omar Gonzalez, while A.J. DeLaGarza slides over to replace Dan Gargan. Stefan Ishizaki also starts as the right midfielder over Baggio Husidic, a lineup going for pace trying to get an opener before Real Salt Lake manages an away goal.

A win pushes the Galaxy through, while Salt Lake would hold the tiebreaker in any draw save another 0-0 outing. The drive for five requires victory, and Real Salt Lake are the only MLS team to defeat the Galaxy at the StubHub! Center during the regular season.

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