Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice in 3-0 Galaxy win over Real Salt Lake

Zlatan Ibrahimovic won’t play in the World Cup, so he made sure to give the fans something to remember over the coming break. On a night in which the promotional giveaway for the Galaxy was a set of postcards commemorating the 15th anniversary of StubHub Center, Ibrahimovic gave them something to write home about. He scored two goals on headers in the second half to lead the Galaxy to a 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Ibrahimovic played his last game before he leaves for the World Cup, not to play but because of sponsorship opportunities. He took advantage of two chances in front of the net within… Read More

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Real Salt Lake finds balance in its back line during winning streak

Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune as Real Salt Lake hosts the Seattle Sounders at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Two weeks ago, Real Salt Lake had the worst defense in the Western Conference. But since then, a few changes to the back line has solidified a unit that has allowed only one goal in its past three games, all wins, as RSL has surged to third in the West. “I saw a total team defending,” RSL coach Mike Petke said after RSL’s 2-0 win over Seattle on Saturday, its second shutout of the Sounders in eight days, “and immediate counter pressure when we… Read More

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