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LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake 2014 Home Opener: Open Thread

The LA Galaxy kick off the 2014 MLS season at home against Real Salt Lake on March 8. This is the open match thread, vent your frustration for how last season ended below.

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Galaxy Bench: Brian Perk, Tommy Meyer, Dan Gargan, Todd Dunivant, Baggio Husidic, Stefan Ishizaki, Rob Friend

Real Salt Lake Lineup: Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Aaron Maund, Nat Borchers, Chris Wingert; Kyle Beckerman; Luis Gil, Ned Grabavoy, Javier Morales; Alvaro Saborio, Joao Plata

RSL Bench: Attinella, Mansally, Salcedo, Grossman, Mulholland, Allen, Garcia

Series Info
Real Salt Lake ended the LA Galaxy's 2013 season with a 2-1 aggregate victory in the Western Conference Semifinals. The Galaxy took the season series 2-1 before the MLS Playoffs. Overall the regular season series between the clubs is tied 10-10-5. The Galaxy have a slight edge at home, 7-5-1.

History To Watch For
Galaxy midfielder Landon Donovan is tied with Jeff Cunningham for the MLS all-time goal lead at 134. Donovan got to the mark in just 303 games compared to Cunningham's 365. Donovan is also 18 assists from tying Steve Ralston for the MLS all-time assist lead.

Match Time: 7:30 P.M. Pacific
Venue: StubHub Center
2013 Series: Galaxy won 2-1; RSL won Western Conference Semifinals (2-1 agg.)
2014 Series: 0-0 (Next Matches: March 3 at RSL.; July 12 in L.A.)