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Played
March 30, 2013 9:10 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 20359‎
 
Brad Evans 57′
35′ Luis Gil
 

Real Salt Lake 2-1 Seattle Sounders FC: Strong first half leads to three points

A strong showing in the first half and some gritty defending in the second led to Real Salt Lake picking up three points at home on Saturday.

By Allen Ramsey

Jason Kreis, Real Salt Lake, MLS
Victor Decolongon
Real Salt Lake turned a strong first half into a win as the club topped the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on Saturday.

Robbie Findley scrambled home his first goal of the season just eight minutes into the match to give RSL an early lead. A long throw took a couple of awkward bounces before the U.S. international forward managed to poke it home with a heads-up touch after having his initial shot saved.

Findley was subbed off just four minutes later due to an injury.

Luis Gil made it 2-0 in the 35th minute. A well-worked corner started with a ball coming into the box low. Ned Grabavoy clipped it up from the line for the USA U-20 star to head into the far corner.

Brad Evans pulled one back for Seattle in the second half. Salt Lake failed to deal with a cross into the box on the first touch and Evans pounced, knocking home his shot off the inside of the post, but RSL hung on for all three points.


Real Salt Lake

18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tony Beltran
Defender
 - 
6
Nat Borchers
Defender
 - 
28
Chris Schuler
Defender
 - 
29
K. Mansally
Defender
81′
 - 
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
 - 
20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
 - 
21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
35′ 62′
 - 
26
 - 
10
 - 
49
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Seattle Sounders FC

 - 
81
 - 
17
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
18
 - 
34
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
57′ 80′
 - 
7
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
 - 
7
Steve Zakuani
Midfielder
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
 - 
9

Substitutes

12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
5
Lovel Palmer
Midfielder
81′
 - 
11
Javier Morales
Midfielder
62′
 - 
-
 - 
8
Joao Plata
Striker
14′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
 - 
12
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
80′ 87′
 - 
16
 - 
26
S. Ochoa
Striker
78′

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • 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
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
Striker
NY Red Bulls
4 1