Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake got two goals from Alvaro Saborio
and held on to beat the New England Revolution, 2-1, on Saturday at Rio Tinto
Blake Brettschneider handed the Revs the lead after 22 minutes, but Saborio
equalized before halftime and then netted the winning goal 10 minutes after
Salt Lake then had Will Johnson sent off with 30 minutes to play, only for New
England's Fernando Cardenas to see red in the final 10 minutes.
The loss is the fourth in five games for the Revs, while Salt Lake has
collected seven points from its last three contests.
After an early chance for RSL's Fabian Espindola, Brettschneider put the Revs
ahead with a classy strike as he took a pass inside the area on the left and
sent a curling shot inside the far post.
Espindola was denied again midway through the half but the equalizer came
before the break as Kyle Beckerman sent a cross into the box in traffic that
saw Saborio stab the ball home from 10 yards.
The home side took the lead 10 minutes after halftime when a Javier Morales
free kick was lofted to the back post where Saborio nodded it back across the
face of goal and inside the far post.
Johnson made things interesting only a few minutes later when he came in on
New England's Clyde Simms with a poor challenge that earned him a red card.
But RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando came up big in the 70th minute when he first
produced a diving save to deny Cardenas before keeping out a shot from the
subsequent corner kick.
However, Cardenas received a red card of his own after a late tackle on
Jamison Olave with nine minutes to go, severely damaging the Revs chances of
grabbing an equalizer.
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