Major League Soccer round-up

Saborio at the double

July 27, 2012

Alvaro Saborio scored twice as Real Salt Lake beat ten-man Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 to move to within a point of the leaders in Major League Soccer's Western Conference.

Alvaro Saborio helped Real Salt Lake to victory
GettyImagesAlvaro Saborio helped Real Salt Lake to victory

Saborio netted a penalty after 34 minutes and then added his second goal 13 minutes into the second half.

Vancouver's goal came from Darren Mattocks after 52 minutes but the visitors had substitute Brad Knighton sent off with 12 minutes remaining.

Real trail leaders San Jose Earthquakes by one point while the defeat has left the Whitecaps eight points off second spot.