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LA Galaxy: Robbie Keane fails penalty to tie game against Real Salt Lake

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Irish forward Robbie Keane of the LA Galaxy fails to make a penalty to tie the game during stoppage time against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at the Hub Stub Center.

As reported by the LA Galaxy website on Saturday night, the Galaxy failed to get a victory on the season opener at home against RSL, who were the sub-champions last year.

During the first half, the Galaxy seemed to be in command of the game with better control of the ball and more opportunities. However, goalkeeper Nick Rimando, the man of the match, really, made spectacular saves against Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan, and newly signed Brazilian forward Samuel.

A late goal made by forward Joao Plata in the 80th put Real Salt Lake on top after having a perfectly made goal annulled minutes before.

For RSL, Plata’s goal was poetic justice for the annulled goal, and it brought back nostalgia for the LA Galaxy team and their for not being able to stop late goals.

The Galaxy persisted and were able to get a penalty call, on defender Omar Gonzalez, who was going up for a header, during the 3 minutes of added time.

Robbie Keane took the penalty, but it was saved by goalkeeper Rimando who dove to the right and slapped the low kick out for a corner.

The game ended after the corner and the LA Galaxy lost the opener at home by a goal.

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