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April 4, 2012 9:00 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ R. Salazar‎
Attendance:‬ 20191‎
 
13′ (PG) Paulo Jr.
 

Real Salt Lake 1-0 Montreal Impact: Paulo Jr. penalty seals three points

Real Salt Lake beat expansion side Montreal 1-0 thanks to a first-half penalty to come up with three midweek points.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Paulo Jr. and Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake, MLS
Chris Nicoll
The Montreal Impact continues to search for their first win in Major League Soccer after a penalty from Paulo Jr. handed Real Salt Lake a 1-0 win in a sold-out Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday night.

The only goal came early in the match. A header from a corner struck Justin Braun on the arm. The Utah native protested, but referee Ricardo Salazar awarded the penalty. Paulo Jr. slotted past Donovan Ricketts.

Ricketts went on to make three smart saves to keep Montreal within touching distance, but RSL saw out the game fairly comfortably, despite Ned Grabavoy playing the final 20 minutes with a suspected broken rib.

Both teams face rivals this weekend. Montreal takes on fellow Canadian club Toronto FC, also winless in the 2012 MLS season, on Sunday, and RSL plays the Colorado Rapids in the Rocky Mountain Cup Saturday.

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Real Salt Lake

18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tony Beltran
Defender
 - 
4
Jamison Olave
Defender
 - 
28
Chris Schuler
Defender
 - 
5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
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4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
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21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
64′
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22
Jonathan Steele
Midfielder
63′
 - 
23
Paulo Jr.
Striker
13′ 77′
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21
Terukazu Tanaka
Defender
 - 
9
 - 

Montreal Impact

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1
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-
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13
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5
Jeb Brovsky
Midfielder
83′
 - 
7
Felipe Martins
Midfielder
80′
 - 
18
Collen Warner
Midfielder
 - 
21
Justin Mapp
Midfielder
 - 
8
Davy Arnaud
Midfielder
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder
63′
 - 
31
Josh Gardner
Midfielder
 - 
17

Substitutes

28
Kyle Reynish
Goalkeeper
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6
 - 
17
 - 
11
Javier Morales
Midfielder
64′
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-
 - 
20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
63′
 - 
15
 - 

Substitutes

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-
Greg Sutton
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
 - 
8
 - 
11
Sanna Nyassi
Midfielder
63′
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-
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-
 - 
33
A. Wenger
Striker
83′

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Coach/Manager

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  • Red Card
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  • Substitution OUT
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  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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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
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1