MLS Game Summary - New York at Real Salt Lake|
(Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Real Salt Lake 1, New York 0
Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake earned a 1-0 victory over Red Bull
New York on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium to equal the longest home
undefeated streak in Major League Soccer history at 22 games.
Fabian Espindola scored the game's only goal in the fourth minute as RSL moves
within a point of Columbus and Los Angeles for the Supporter's Shield.
New York (11-8-4) falls seven points off the pace in the Eastern table, but
still has a 10-point cushion on the third-placed team.
Espindola got things going early for RSL when he deked past central defender
Tim ream after running onto a long ball from Kyle Beckerman. Espindola was
then able to push a shot past New York goalkeeper Greg Sutton and in for his
sixth goal of the season.
New York has a number of chances, especially in the first half, to equalize,
but were unable to beat goalkeeper Nick Rimando and the RSL defense.
Striker Juan Pablo Angel had a close header in the 12 that was tipped over by
Rimando, as well as two chances just before the hour mark. The first being
another close range header saved by Rimando, the second being the ensuing
rebound, that was cleared off the goal line by Beckerman.
New York will aim to rebound when it hosts Colorado on Saturday, while RSL
(12-4-7) is at Seattle on Thursday in its next MLS fixture.
09/05 00:01:12 ET