MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake|
(Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Real Salt Lake 2, FC Dallas 0
Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - Ned Grabavoy and Javier Morales scored and Real
Salt Lake snapped FC Dallas' 19-game unbeaten streak with 2-0 win at Rio Tinto
Stadium on Saturday night in Major League Soccer.
Real Salt Lake extended its own unbeaten streak to 13 matches, and became just
the second club in MLS history to finish the regular season unbeaten at home.
RSL (15-4-10), which has one loss in its last 24 matches, had 11 wins and four
draws in Utah this season. Real is unbeaten in its last 24 home games overall.
Dallas (12-3-14) failed to establish a new MLS record for consecutive wins and
will instead share the record with the Columbus Crew. Dallas last lost in May,
1-0, to the Los Angeles Galaxy.
After a scoreless opening half that included just a few half-chances for each
side, Real changed the match when Grabavoy scored in the 59th minute. Morales
played a ball from the left to Robbie Russell in the center of the field, and
he lofted the ball into the area.
Grabavoy reached the ball before Dallas defender Ugo Ihemelu and, with goalie
Dario Sala caught off his line, floated a header into the upper right from 12
yards for his third goal of the season.
Grabavoy's goal opened up the game but Dallas failed to find the equalizer and
Morales sealed Real's win in the 89th. Kyle Beckerman played the ball down the
left side to Robbie Findley, who set up an easy finish for Morales, who hit a
first-time shot past Sala to the bottom right for his seventh goal.
Real goalie Nick Rimando made three saves for his 14th shutout and the team's
15th of the season.
RSL, the defending MLS Cup champions, will try to enter the playoffs on a long
unbeaten run with a result against the Colorado Rapids on the final weekend of
the year Oct. 23. Real secured home field for the first round of the playoffs,
likely a rematch against Dallas.
Dallas end its regular season at Los Angeles on Oct. 24.
10/16 23:58:29 ET