Sean Franklin scored on a dramatic 27-yard strike just after halftime, and the Los Angeles Galaxy opened their run at a third straight MLS championship with a 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Sunday night in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals.
The LA Galaxy will be returning to the MLS Cup Playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.
Landon Donovan signed a multiyear contract extension with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, keeping the high-scoring U.S. national team star with his MLS club.
David Beckham says the MLS Cup next month will be his final game with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Major League Soccer’s title game will be played Nov. 20 at The Home Depot Center in Carson for the fourth time in nine seasons.