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Played
May 4, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 17480‎
 
47′ Luis Gil
 
 

Real Salt Lake 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps: Plata orchestrates victory over woeful Whitecaps

The diminutive forward had a big game, setting up both goals as his team condemned Vancouver to another game without a win.

By Keith Hickey

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Real Salt Lake defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Forward Joao Plata was instrumental for the home side, picking up assists on both goals.

The Royals grabbed a lead just after after halftime. Plata collected Nick Rimando's long goal kick and played a fantastic cross right onto the head of Luis Gil for the youngster to head home.

The home side doubled its advantage in the 71st minute, Plata feeding Javier Morales to apply the finish following a flowing RSL counterattack.

Vancouver has now failed to win in seven straight league games and sits on a 2-4-3 record. RSL moves up to third in the West with a 4-4-2 showing on the year.


Real Salt Lake

18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
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2
Tony Beltran
Defender
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6
Nat Borchers
Defender
 - 
17
Chris Wingert
Defender
79′
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28
Chris Schuler
Defender
 - 
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
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11
Javier Morales
Midfielder
71′
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20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
80′
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21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
47′ 54′
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8
Joao Plata
Striker
89′
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49
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Joe Cannon
Goalkeeper
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4
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12
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16
J. Leverón
Defender
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40
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20
 - 
16
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28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
87′
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31
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Substitutes

12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
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16
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29
K. Mansally
Defender
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5
Lovel Palmer
Midfielder
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9
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26
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Substitutes

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18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
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2
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Jun Davidson
Midfielder
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11
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19
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23
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