SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jamie Penedo had six saves for the Los Angeles Galaxy, preserving a 0-0 tie at Real Salt Lake on Saturday night in the first leg of Major League Soccer’s Western Conference semifinals.
Penedo faced pressure for most of the night and made his most critical save in the 90th minute, punching Javier Morales’ chip over the crossbar.READ MORE: Mandatory Evacuation Orders For 750-Acre Pacific Palisades Brush Fire With 0% Containment And Air-Tankers Suspended
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Both teams had goals disallowed in the first half due to offside. The game drew 20,713, the second-largest crowd in Rio Tinto Stadium history.