Thursday Kickoff: Real Salt Lake hands Galaxy first loss

Thursday Kickoff: Real Salt Lake hands Galaxy first loss

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Thursday Kickoff: Real Salt Lake hands Galaxy first loss

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By AVI CREDITOR

Real Salt Lake is the thorn in the Los Angeles Galaxy's side.

The Galaxy's dream of an undefeated season came to an end Wednesday night in an MLS Cup rematch at Rio Tinto Stadium, but not without a little bit of controversy.

Salt Lake playmaker Javier Morales was clearly in an offside position before latching onto a ball inside the penalty area and slotting his shot past Donovan Ricketts in the 80th minute for the only goal in the defending MLS Cup champions' 1-0 victory.

Was the ball played forward to Morales by Salt Lake? Or was it played back by the Galaxy? You be the judge:

Nick Rimando robbed Juninho from distance late to keep the clean sheet, and Salt Lake secured three crucial points to chop the Galaxy's lead in the Western Conference down to nine points as the teams head into the World Cup break.

What did you think about the match? Should Morales' goal have counted? Expect these two teams to meet deep in the playoffs?

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