MLS Game Summary - Colorado at Real Salt Lake|
(Saturday, May 17, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Real Salt Lake 2, Colorado 1
Sandy, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Real Salt Lake drew first blood in its quest
to regain the Rocky Mountain Cup on Saturday as RSL notched a 2-1 win over the
Colorado Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Joao Plata opened the scoring for Salt Lake midway through the first half,
while Javier Morales scored from the penalty spot shortly after halftime.
Drew Moor pulled a goal back for the Rapids in the 83rd, but it wasn't enough
to prevent a second straight defeat for Colorado, while RSL is now unbeaten in
its first 11 games this season, one match shy of the Galaxy's record of 12 set
After scoring a hat trick in his last fixture, Morales had a hand in the
opening goal when he slid a pass into the penalty area for Plata, who rolled
his shot across the face of goal and inside the far post.
Edson Buddle almost equalized on the stroke of halftime for the Rapids when
his flicked header struck the post, while Moor brought down Devon Sandoval in
the first five minutes of the second half to allow Morales to score from the
Salt Lake goalkeeper Jeff Attinella made a nice stop on Dillon Serna as he
pushed Serna's near-post shot to safety, but he couldn't keep a clean sheet as
Moor scored from a Serna free kick seven minutes from time.
05/17 23:36:51 ET