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Played
March 3, 2013 10:07 PM EST
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 10525‎
 
 
A. Saborío 71′
 
A. Saborío 85′

San Jose Earthquakes 0-2 Real Salt Lake: Saborio doubles 'Quakes misery

An Alvaro Saborio gave Real Salt Lake a smattering of revenge over the team that knocked it out of the playoffs last year.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Real Salt Lake beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 thanks to Alvaro Saborio's double.

With 20 minutes left in the match, Salt Lake struck. On a quick counterattack, Joao Plata looped a ball over the top. Saborio raced onto it and drilled a hard low shot with his laces that nestled into the corner of the net.

San Jose only directed two of its 14 shots on target. RSL punished the host with five minutes remaining in the match. Kyle Beckerman, making his 300th career appearance, stabbed the ball forward with the outside of his boot. Saborio fluidly trapped and slipped the ball past Jon Busch for the dagger.

"My main focus was really if we could out-compete a team that is known to be one of the best competitors in the league," RSL coach Jason Kreis said. "I thought our guys found ways to weather some storms because San Jose is very dangerous for 10-15 minute periods."

The clean sheet was Nick Rimando's 100th.

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San Jose Earthquakes

18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Ty Harden
Defender
83′
 - 
2
Justin Morrow
Defender
 - 
21
Jason Hernandez
Defender
 - 
5
V. Bernárdez
Defender
64′
 - 
-
Ramiro Corrales
Defender
72′
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
 - 
-
Rafael Baca
Midfielder
 - 
6
Shea Salinas
Midfielder
79′
 - 
8
 - 
11
 - 

Real Salt Lake

 - 
18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
87′
 - 
2
 - 
3
 - 
28
 - 
29
K. Mansally
Defender
61′
 - 
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
 - 
21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
 - 
9
 - 
26
 - 
10
 - 
15

Substitutes

1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
-
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
 - 
17
Sam Garza
Midfielder
72′
 - 
7
Cordell Cato
Midfielder
79′
 - 
14
Adam Jahn
Striker
83′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
 - 
16
 - 
5
Lovel Palmer
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
27
John Stertzer
Midfielder
 - 
8
Joao Plata
Striker
65′
 - 
49

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
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