Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy weave a tangled web since 2009 MLS Cup | THE SIDELINE

The above is a graphic of personal player connections between Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy, opponents in one of Major League Soccer's four games this weekend. To find out what each number and connection means, check out and scroll to the bottom of the graphic.

Ever since the 2009 MLS Cup, which RSL won on penalty kicks to claim the club's only official trophy since its expansion in 2005, the two teams have remained at the top of the Western Conference. When RSL and LA clash on Saturday, they will unsurprisingly do so as the currently second and fourth-placed teams in the West, respectively.

Again, really do check out the entire infographic on Real Salt Lake's site and learn a handful of things about the interwoven histories of the players taking the field Saturday night (9:30 p.m. ET).


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