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Juninho, Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 1-0; extend home unbeaten streak to 23 games

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CARSON, California — Juninho scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and Los Angeles beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Wednesday night to extend the Galaxy's home unbeaten streak to 23 games.

PHOTO: Real Salt Lake's Jamison Olave, center, heads the ball as Los Angeles Galaxy's Alan Gordon watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Real Salt Lake's Jamison Olave, center, heads the ball as Los Angeles Galaxy's Alan Gordon watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Juninho caught goalkeeper Nick Rimando diving the wrong way on a penalty kick in the seventh minute. RSL was whistled for an unlucky hand ball in the penalty area when the ball bounced off Jamison Olave's stabilizing hand during a slide.

Los Angeles (5-4-5) had a few quality chances in the second half. Ignacio Maganto's breakaway cross to Alan Gordon at the back post was intercepted by Rimando in the 55th minute. Gyasi Zardes sailed a header from inside the 6-yard box in the 56th and Maganto skied an open shot in the 67th.

Olave was given a red card in second-half stoppage time for Real Salt Lake (4-4-5) after a rough challenge of Robbie Keane. Keane entered as a second-half substitute for the second straight game after missing seven consecutive matches due to an injury.

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