The LA Galaxy cruised past Real Salt Lake 3-1 in the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs, setting up a second-round matchup with the Colorado Rapids.
Emmanuel Boateng scored twice, and Alan Gordon added a goal and two assists to lead the Galaxy to victory. Real Salt Lake's Joao Plata momentarily leveled matters with a first-half penalty, but the Galaxy were soon back on top, and overall, they were too much for RSL on the night.
Here are three thoughts on LA's triumph:
1. Boateng, Gordon torment RSL