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Played
March 16, 2013 6:05 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 20370‎
 

Real Salt Lake 1-1 Colorado Rapids: Alvario Saborio snatches a draw late

Deshorn Brown scored his first professional goal to open the scoring, before Saborio secured the 1-1 scoreline.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Matt Pickens, Colorado Rapids, MLS
George Frey
The first match of the Rocky Mountain Cup ended in a 1-1 draw, with Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids each taking a point.

The visiting Rapids opened the scoring late in the first half. Deshorn Brown stripped Chris Schuler of the ball and drilled a low shot past Nick Rimando. The goal marked the rookie's first in MLS.

Salt Lake, which held nearly 70 percent of possession and tried 25 crosses, finally equalized 10 minutes from time. Luis Gil blocked an attempted pass that scooted forward into the box. Joao Plata played a tiny slide-rule pass to his right, and Alvaro Saborio thunked the ball home from a near impossible angle.

Of concern for the Rapids will be goalkeeper Matt Pickens, who broke his right forearm seven minutes into the game and was replaced by Clinton Irwin.


Real Salt Lake

18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tony Beltran
Defender
 - 
3
 - 
28
Chris Schuler
Defender
 - 
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
 - 
5
Lovel Palmer
Midfielder
80′
 - 
21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
 - 
9
Khari Stephenson
Midfielder
46′
 - 
26
 - 
10
 - 
15
A. Saborío
Striker
81′
 - 

Colorado Rapids

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-
Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
7′
 - 
3
Drew Moor
Defender
 - 
14
D. Calderón
Midfielder
 - 
22
 - 
8
Dillon Powers
Midfielder
 - 
11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
 - 
20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
50′
 - 
28
 - 
23
 - 
26

Substitutes

12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
 - 
16
 - 
-
 - 
20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
46′
 - 
12
 - 
8
Joao Plata
Striker
68′
 - 
49
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Clinton Irwin
Goalkeeper
7′
 - 
15
Chris Klute
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
66′
 - 
20
Jamie Smith
Midfielder
85′
 - 
13
 - 
9

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Coach/Manager

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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