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MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Real Salt Lake



(Saturday, May 8, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Real Salt Lake 3, Philadelphia 0

Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - Kyle Beckerman and Jamison Olave took advantage of defensive mistakes by Philadelphia to score their second goals of the year, and Real Salt Lake beat the Union 3-0 on Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Alvaro Saborio also scored his second goal of the year for Real (3-3-1), which remained unbeaten at home with its second win in three matches.

Philadelphia (1-0-5), which has been haunted by mistakes all season, lost its fourth straight and for the fifth time in as many road matches.

"We made individual mistakes and that should not happen," Union manager Peter Nowak said. "We need to keep the concentration and keep our focus.

"Teams will collect on our mistakes."

After the Union's Roger Torres was denied on a good scoring chance in the 22nd by Real goalie Nick Rimando, Philadelphia handed the hosts the lead.

Union defender Cristian Arrieta made a poor pass to goalkeeper Chris Seitz and Saborio intercepted in the area. Although Philadelphia defender Jordan Harvey was able to poke the ball away from Saborio, Beckerman ran onto the loose ball and fired past Seitz from 17 yards.

"I really was displeased with our first half. I really felt like Philadelphia was the better team. We were very fortunate to have a lead at all," Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis said.

Arrieta walked off field at the end of the first half shaking his head, but it just got worse for the Union early in the second half.

Real had a free kick from the left, and Javier Morales drove the ball into the Union's wall - or where it should have been. Torres, who was part of the wall, ducked out of the way and the ball got through to a surprised Seitz.

Seitz fumbled the ball in front of the goal, and Olave scored from just a few yards out in the 51st. The Union have had a player ejected or made a defensive mistake in all six of their matches.

Real, which won the MLS Cup last season, finished the game with a nice goal on a combination play from Saborio and Pablo Campos, who replaced injured Robbie Findley in the first half.

Saborio had the ball on the top of the area and slipped the ball off to Campos on the right. Campos made a poor first touch, but recovered and crossed back to Saborio, who headed into the upper right from six yards in the 70th.

"It was a very good pass from Pablo, so I just had to make the header and hope that it goes in," Saborio said.

Real hosts the Houston Dynamo on Thursday. Philadelphia plays just its second home match of the season May 15 against FC Dallas.

05/08 20:27:40 ET