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Played
May 5, 2012 9:08 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 18219‎
 

Real Salt Lake 2-1 New England Revolution: Both sides finish with 10 men in wide open match

Both sides finished with just 10 men on the pitch, but RSL managed to come from behind and then hang on for a victory.

Ned Grabavoy, Lee Nguyen; New Engeland Revolution - Real Salt Lake
George Frey
After three goals and two red cards between Real Salt Lake and the New England Revolution, the home side walked away as a 2-1 winner.

New England took the early advantage through Blake Brettschneider just 22 minutes in. That lead lasted only 11 minutes, with Alvaro Saborio pulling RSL level before the break.

Saborio was at it again 10 minutes after the restart, heading home to give his side the lead, but the drama of the match was far from over.

New England was a man up just four minute later when Will Johnson was sent off, and the Revs held the man advantage until the 81st minute. Fernando Cardenas was then sent off on what can only be called a very soft card and the match ended with a wide open pitch and both sides playing at a furious pace, but with no more goals to be had.

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Real Salt Lake

18
Nick Rimando
Goalkeeper
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2
Tony Beltran
Defender
 - 
4
Jamison Olave
Defender
36′
 - 
6
Nat Borchers
Defender
 - 
17
Chris Wingert
Defender
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5
Kyle Beckerman
Midfielder
 - 
4
Will Johnson
Midfielder
59′
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11
Javier Morales
Midfielder
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20
Ned Grabavoy
Midfielder
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9
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15
A. Saborío
Striker
33′ 55′ 95′
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New England Revolution

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1
Matt Reis
Goalkeeper
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J. Lozano
Defender
65′
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5
AJ Soares
Defender
79′
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30
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8
 - 
11
Kelyn Rowe
Midfielder
59′
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-
Clyde Simms
Midfielder
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21
Shalrie Joseph
Midfielder
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10
 - 
24
Lee Nguyen
Midfielder
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Substitutes

28
Kyle Reynish
Goalkeeper
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28
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-
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21
Luis Gil
Midfielder
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22
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23
Paulo Jr.
Striker
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Substitutes

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22
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25
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15
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15
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14
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39
Saer Sene
Striker
65′

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