MLS Game Summary - Columbus at Real Salt Lake|
(Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Real Salt Lake 2, Columbus 0
Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake extended its home unbeaten run to
21 games with a 2-0 win over the Columbus Crew at Rio Tinto Stadium on
The MLS record is 22 games set by the 2008-09 Crew.
RSL's midfield maestro Javier Morales scored both goals to lead his team to
its 11th victory of the season, good for No. 2 in MLS.
RSL went up 1-0 just 11 minutes in when Morales collected a short corner kick
played back to him by striker Fabian Espindola on the left side, drove to the
top corner of the Columbus 18-yard box and fired a sublime shot off the far
post and in, past Crew goalkeeper Will Hesmer.
RSL had a chance to go up two in the 37th minute, but striker Robbie Findley
missed a wide open net with Hesmer down and out at the top of the 18. Findley
only had a defender to play a shot past, but instead his missed the goal wide
right with a dreadful effort.
The Crew almost made the home side pay for the miss a minute later when Steven
Lenhart got a tricky header on goal, but goalkeeper Nick Rimando stretched to
his right to knock the ball out of danger.
Morales gave RSL the insurance it needed at the hour mark when he fired a free
kick through the defensive wall and in for his sixth goal of the season.
The Crew (11-5-4) host Colorado on Saturday in their next league match, while
RSL (11-4-6) travels to Toronto for its next MLS match on Aug. 28.
08/14 23:13:41 ET