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  • April 26, 2014
  • • 9:30 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 19661
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Real Salt Lake 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps: Late comeback earns Whitecaps draw

Real Salt Lake 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps: Late comeback earns Whitecaps draw

Kevin Kuo

Two goals in the early going gave Real Salt Lake what appeared to be a victory before a late fightback earned Vancouver a draw.

Two goals inside the opening 10 minutes gave Real Salt Lake a commanding lead, but a late comeback from the Vancouver Whitecaps earned the Canadian club a 2-2 draw.

Joao Plata got the scoring going inside the first two minutes, sliding past on the left side of the boz and slamming a shot back across the face of goal to give the home side a 1-0 lead.

Alvaro Saborio made it 2-0 in the ninth minute, taking a lose ball first time and bending a lovely shot inside the far post with his left foot.

Despite having over 80 minutes to mount a comeback, Vancouver didn't find the net until the 86th when Nicolás Mezquida got the visiting side on the board, pouncing on a rebound given up by Nick Rimando and tapping home to set up a dramatic finish.

Sebastian Fernandez would prove to be the hero for Vancouver, but Rimando was arguably once again at fault as Fernandez' long-range shot beat the Salt Lake goalkeeper and found its way inside the post to give the Whitecaps an improbable point.  

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