Match preview: LA Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake

Los Angeles Galaxy v Minnesota United
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The matchup for week 24 of the 2023 MLS regular season is set to kick off on Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Both teams approach this game with a shared objective: to rebound after missing an opportunity to improve their positions in the standings in their recent outings.

The LA Galaxy is determined to avoid a repeat of their recent defeat, a disheartening 2-5 loss to Minnesota United. Over their last four matches, their performance has been mixed, with one win, one loss, and two draws. During this period, they managed to find the back of the net 13 times but conceded 16 goals.

Real Salt Lake, on the other hand, is coming off a recent 2-3 loss at their home stadium against Sporting Kansas City. Their recent track record shows two wins and two losses, accompanied by 7 goals scored and 9 goals conceded.

In their last five meetings in the tournament, these teams have experienced a wide range of outcomes. The home team secured two victories, the visiting team notched two wins as well, and one match ended in a draw.

Their most recent encounter in this competition took place on May 31, resulting in a 2-3 victory for the LA Galaxy. Both teams now look to this upcoming clash in the hopes of shifting their momentum and repositioning themselves in the league standings.