MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake|
(Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: FC Dallas 1, Real Salt Lake 1
Sandy, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Real Salt Lake failed to wrap up a playoff
spot on Saturday after being held to a 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium, but the
club will still be pleased with the point after playing the final 73 minutes
with 10 men.
Kenny Mansally's 17th-minute red card put RSL in a terrible position, but
Alvaro Saborio gave the home side an unlikely lead on the hour mark.
Kenny Cooper equalized in the 72nd minute for FCD, but the result does little
to help Dallas, which has earned just one point from its last four games and
sits four points back of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Jackson was at the center of the action in the first half for Dallas when he
struck the post with a header after nine minutes before he was taken out by a
hard foul from Mansally, who received his marching orders.
RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando had to be alert to keep out Jackson's flick in the
34th, while the hosts carved out a chance early in the second half, only for
Ned Grabavoy to be denied at close range by Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz.
The opener came on the hour mark when Saborio tracked down a long ball and
beat three defenders before slotting his shot past Seitz for a nice individual
But Salt Lake was unable to hold the lead as Cooper equalized from a Je-Vaughn
Watson cross which he tucked inside the far post 18 minutes from time.
10/05 23:11:36 ET