Franklin stunner gives Galaxy the advantage

Robbie Keane’s LA Galaxy claimed a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake in the MLS playoffs thanks to a superb strike from defender Sean Franklin.

Not renowned for his goal scoring prowess, Franklin ran on to a cut back from Keane to score past the hapless Nick Rimando.

Galaxy should have made the margin greater ahead of the second leg in Utah but were unable to take their chances.

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