Real Salt Lake thrashes Galaxy in battle of MLS powers

Real Salt Lake thrashes Galaxy in battle of MLS powers

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Real Salt Lake thrashes Galaxy in battle of MLS powers

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Any questions about who the best team in Major League Soccer were put to rest by Real Salt Lake, which didn't seem fazed by missing several of its top players.

RSL put on a clinic on Saturday night, dismantling the Los Angeles Galaxy, 4-1, on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. Javier Morales scored a pair of goals to lead Real Salt Lake to a resounding victory that came without Alvaro Saborio and Will Johnson, who were away on international duty.

Andy Williams opened the scoring for RSL, while Morales netted a brace, including one on a long-range blast. By the time Juan Pablo Angel scored his first LA Galaxy goal, the match was already a blowout.

The Galaxy played without Landon Donovan, as well as Omar Gonzalez, but that did account for the defensive blunders committed by Los Angeles and pounced on by a red-hot Real Salt Lake side that now sits at 2-0 and tied for first place in the West with the Colorado Rapids.

What did you think of RSL's performance? Still have any doubts about Real Salt Lake being favorites to win MLS Cup, or are you reserving judgment because of the players who were missing on Saturday?

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