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Played
July 20, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ M. Foerster‎
Attendance:‬ 19832‎
 
Soony Saad 67′
 
Ike Opara 90+6′

Real Salt Lake 1-2 Sporting Kansas City: Wingert sent off in loss

A Jimmy Nielsen error and a Chris Wingert ejection led to the goals in SKC's stoppage-time win over RSL.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Chris Wingert, Real Salt Lake, Major League Soccer
Sporting Kansas City beat Real Salt lake 2-1 on Saturday night in Utah.

Salt Lake opened the scoring before the hour mark when Javier Morales floated a free kick into the box. Jimmy Nielsen came to collect, but somehow allowed the ball to slip through his outstretched hands. Robbie Findley reacted quickest to head home, as Nielsen threw himself to the ground in frustration.

In the 66th minute, Soony Saad feigned to let the ball past him and then spun to chase after it on the flank. Chris Wingert pulled Saad down for his second booking of the evening. Down a man, RSL conceded within a minute. A free kick caused a melee in the Real box. Eventually the ball popped to Saad with his back to goal, and the striker wrapped a side-volley around his body and into the net.

Then, in the seventh minute of stoppage time, Ike Opara headed down a Graham Zusi corner kick to win the match.

Salt Lake, top of the MLS standings, hadn't lost since May 11. Kansas City pulled to within a point with the win.


Real Salt Lake

24
Jeff Attinella
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
Aaron Maund
Defender
 - 
6
Nat Borchers
Defender
 - 
17
Chris Wingert
Defender
3′ 66′
 - 
-
 - 
20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
 - 
21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
37′
 - 
5
Lovel Palmer
Midfielder
 - 
11
Javier Morales
Midfielder
44′
 - 
8
 - 
10
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Sporting Kansas City

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1
Jimmy Nielsen
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Ike Opara
Defender
96′
 - 
7
 - 
15
 - 
78
 - 
8
Graham Zusi
Midfielder
 - 
20
Oriol Rosell
Midfielder
55′
 - 
19
 - 
16
 - 
22
Soony Saad
Striker
67′ 79′
 - 
-
Kei Kamara
Striker

Substitutes

1
E. Fernández
Goalkeeper
 - 
29
K. Mansally
Defender
69′
 - 
-
 - 
9
 - 
26
 - 
49
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
18
Eric Kronberg
Goalkeeper
 - 
13
Lawrence Olum
Midfielder
63′ 71′
 - 
24
 - 
10
 - 
10
 - 
14
 - 
17

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Results
 
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Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2