• FT

    Montreal

    1

    Chicago

    1

  • FT

    San Jose

    0

    Houston

    1

  • FT

    Dallas

    1

    Portland

    1

  • FT

    Kansas City

    3

    New England

    0

  • FT

    Salt Lake

    2

    NY Red Bulls

    0

  • FT

    Seattle

    3

    Toronto

    1

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    Chivas USA

    0

    Vancouver

    1

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Rio Tinto Satadium, Utah

Attendance: 16738

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Real Salt Lake

  • Fabian Espindola 39'
  • Luis Gil 58'

2 - 0

FT

Real Salt Lake downs Red Bulls 2-0

SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Fabian Espindola and Luis Gil scored to lift

Real Salt Lake to a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls in

the home opener for RSL on Saturday.

Salt Lake (2-0) came into the game banged up, with veteran

starters Will Johnson and Nat Borchers both sidelined.

Johnson had a strained groin and Borchers a strained quadriceps.

Injuries also caused two other regular starters, Javier Morales

and Alvaro Sabario, to only play as second-half substitutions.

Being short-handed did not limit RSL's ability to dominate both

ends of the field. New York (0-2) struggled to get on track

offensively and defensively and Salt Lake took advantage in a

hurry.

Fabian Espindola got Salt Lake on the board in the 39th minute

after Paulo Jr. found him all alone on a breakaway. Espindola

launched the ball past goalkeeper Ryan Meara as he came out to

challenge.

Salt Lake tacked on a second goal in the 58th minute after Gil

punched in the ball after gathering it in inside the goalmouth.

Scoring Summary

  • Real Salt Lake
  • New York Red Bulls
 

Match Stats

  • Real Salt Lake
  • New York Red Bulls
10(4) Shots (on goal) 9(4)
11 Fouls 8
5 Corner kicks 8
2 Offsides 2
46% Time of Possession 54%
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 2

Teams

  • Real Salt Lake
  • New York Red Bulls
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Luis Gil (22')