MLS Game Summary - Real Salt Lake at Chicago|
(Thursday, July 8, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Real Salt Lake 1, Chicago 0
Bridgeview, IL (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake got a first-half penalty kick
goal from striker Robbie Findley, and goalkeeper Nick Rimando stretched his
streak to 498 minutes without allowing a goal as the Utah club topped the
Chicago Fire, 1-0, in Major League Soccer action at Toyota Park on Thursday
With the first half winding down with little offensive pressure from either
side, Alvaro Saborio flicked a ball to Findley in the offensive third. The
U.S. international then ripped a 25-yard shot off the post and the game
remained scoreless in the 39th.
But just a minute later, Findley earned the penalty when he went to the turf
after slight contact from Chicago defender C.J. Brown, which he slotted past
goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra for his third goal of the season.
Chicago (4-5-5) was the better team in the second half, but was unable to
break through the tough RSL defense or Rimando. Steven Kinney had the best
chance for the Fire, but he headed a corner off the post in the 57th minute,
his second hit post in the game.
RSL (9-3-3) will try to add to its current 10-game unbeaten run when it
travels to take on FC Dallas on July 17, while Chicago's next MLS match is
Aug. 1 at Los Angeles.
07/08 23:34:35 ET