Interim manager Dominic Kinnear will try to steer the LA Galaxy out of their doldrums Sunday night at Dignity Heath Sports Park against a Real Salt Lake squad also fighting to move above the playoff line in the Western Conference.
The Galaxy (5W-11L-3D) are last in the West at 0.95 points per game following a stunning 5-2 defeat against the Portland Timbers Wednesday night at Providence Park. It was Guillermo Barros Schelotto's last game in charge of the club as he was relieved of his duties less than 24 hours later. Real Salt Lake (5W-8L-7D) are coming off a 2-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes and have won just once in their last seven matches.
This is the second regular season meeting, with RSL coming away with a 2-0 win over the Galaxy at Rio Tinto Stadium Sept. 23. Albert Rusnak and Damir Kreilach struck for second half goals in the win.