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  • April 19, 2014
  • • 21:30
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: Drew Fischer
  • • Attendance: 20496
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Live Commentary

  • FINAL- Real Salt Lake holds on for the 1-0 victory. Ned Grabavoy's left-footed drive is the difference, along with Nick Rimando's outstanding late saves to preserve the shutout. RSL still the only unbeaten team in MLS.
  • 90' + 3'
    Substitution A. Saborío Devon Sandoval
  • 90'
    Four minutes of stoppage time showing. Plenty of time for Portland to tie things up.
  • 89'
    Rimando is in the zone for RSL, keeping Portland off the board despite their strong surge in search of the equalizer.
  • 86'
    SAVE Rimando, a kick save for the U.S. national team goalkeeper to deny Alvas Powell's low drive. Still 1-0 RSL
  • 83'
    Substitution Jack Jewsbury Alvas Powell
  • 83'
    BIG save from Donovan Ricketts to deny Kyle Beckerman and keep it 1-0 RSL.
  • 78'
    Goal Ned Grabavoy
  • 78'
    Ned Grababoy with the opening goal. Some great work to dribble into the area, pull off a hesitation move before slipping a shot past Donovan Ricketts to make it 1-0 RSL.
  • 77'
    Substitution Kalif Alhassan Michael Nanchoff
  • 77'
    Still 0-0 at Rio Tinto. The Timbers can use a win, but they'd take a point from this trip. Their history against RSL suggests that would be a pretty solid result.
  • 73'
    CROSSBAR! Javier Morales hits the frame after latching on to a quality pass from Chris Wingert. So close for RSL.
  • 67'
    Substitution Olmes Fernando García Flórez João Plata Cotera
  • 67'
    Substitution Luke Mulholland Juan Sebastián Velásquez
  • 62'
    Gaston Fernandez's inclusion should help Portland's attack. It wasn't a good night for Diego Valeri. He was largely ineffective.
  • 61'
    Substitution Diego Valeri Gastón Nicolás Fernández
  • 60'
    Urruti MISSES! Diego Chara strikes Luke Mulholland, and Urruti breaks in on goal alone, but pushes his chance wide of the net. Precious chance wasted.
  • 57'
    RSL's Chris Schuler with a header that goes wide. Decent look for the home team, but still no goal for either team.
  • 53'
    RSL keeping Danso VERY busy tonight, but he's been up to the task each time so far.
  • 52'
    RSL knocking the ball around, but still not finding a look in the final third this half.
  • 46'
    Action is back underway at Rio Tinto, still 0-0
  • 46'
    Action is back underway at Rio Tinto, still 0-0
  • How even a first half was that between RSL and Portland? RSL finished the half with 198 passes completed. Portland finished with 203. RSL's passing completion percentage was 80 percent, Portland's was 78 percent.
  • 45'
    Halftime at Rio Tinto Stadium. It's 0-0, though the way these teams are playing it wouldn't be surprising to see a few goals in the second half. Porter has to be happy with his defense.
  • 43'
    Diego Chara whistled for a foul that looked a pretty weak call. Caleb Porter things so and is irate.
  • 41'
    RSL corner headed away by Futty Danso.
  • 33'
    Yellow Card Mamadou Danso
  • 32'
    Danso's foul on Garcia looked close to being a penalty, but Garcia was outside the box.
  • 32'
    Yellow Card Mamadou Danso
  • 32'
    RSL with the possession, knocking on the door for an opener, but the Timbers are standing firm defensively for now.
  • 26'
    Energetic start for both teams, but it's still 0-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Portland showing some urgency like you'd expect for a team still chasing its first win of the season.