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  • September 29, 2012
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: J. Guzmán
  • • Attendance: 11450

Chivas USA 0-4 Real Salt Lake: Saborio hat trick slays Goats

Chivas USA 0-4 Real Salt Lake: Saborio hat trick slays Goats

Victor Decolongon

A Saborio hat trick and Paulo Jr. goal helped RSL to a heavy 4-0 win away at the Home Depot Center against Chivas USA.

Alvaro Saborio scored a hat trick as Real Salt Lake crushed Chivas USA 4-0 in California.

Sabario scored his first in the eighth minute. Fabian Espindola wiggled inside from the flank and scooped the ball into the box, where Javier Morales headed it on toward the far post. Saborio only had to stick out his right peg and touch the ball into the back of the net.

Three minutes later Sabo added his and RSL's second. Espindola intercepted a weak Dan Kennedy throw and teed up the Costa Rican striker once more, leaving Saborio with a simple tap-in.

The hat trick came shortly after the hour mark. Again, Espindola prompted it, lifting the ball to the far post. Luis Gil turned on goal, but Kennedy rushed out to smother the shot. Saborio spun around at the top of the box and lifted a no-look lob over the recovering Kennedy which swished into the net.

Espindola again assisted the final goal of the game, playing a one-two to slip through the center of the Chivas midfield and then teeing up Paulo Jr. The Brazilian crushed a one-time shot into the top near corner for RSL's fourth.

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