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  • June 16, 2012
  • • 10:30 PM
  • • Stubhub Center, Carson, California
  • Referee: Y. Reyes
  • • Attendance: 13816

Chivas USA 0-3 Real Salt Lake: Espindola double horns Goats

Chivas USA 0-3 Real Salt Lake: Espindola double horns Goats

Victor Decolongon

Espindola scored twice -- the second a head-turning piece of skill -- to lead RSL past host Chivas USA.

Fabian Espindola scored on either side of halftime and Will Johnson notched late to give Real Salt Lake a 3-0 win over Chivas USA. The Goats have still just won once at home all season, after falling again in the Home Depot Center.

Espindola scored his first goal minutes before halftime. Kyle Beckerman dumped the ball into the box and the Argentine striker peeled off James Riley to deflect an unopposed header past Dan Kennedy. Riley raised his hand for offside, but the whistle indicated a goal instead.

The second was even better. Jonny Steele laced a ball through the Chivas backline. Espindola picked it up, turned former teammate Rauwshan McKenzie the wrong way and stabbed the ball past Kennedy again.

Jason Kreis brought on Javier Morales for defender Jamison Olave as a warning that RSL wasn't done, and Will Johnson obliged by scoring the third. RSL, unbeaten in seven, remains top of the Western Conference with the three points. Six of its next eight games come at home in Utah.

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