Sunday, April 7 2013, 12:50 AM MDT
Rapids Home-Streak Domination Over RSL Continues
(KUTV) Real Salt Lake’s winless streak in Colorado reached seven games as the Rapids defeated RSL 1-0.Colorado got on the board in the 5th minute. A cross into Edson Buddle at the top of the six yard box started the sequence as Buddle posted up Nat Borchers.
As the defense slowly collapsed on Buddle, he toe-poked the ball to Atiba Harris and the former RSL player beat Nick Rimando from point blank range.RSL nearly tied the game three minutes later.
Kyle Beckerman was shoved to the ground on a corner kick, but Alvaro Saborio couldn’t convert the penalty. Sabo went right, Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin dove right and saved the PK.
Sabo had a couple more good opportunities in the air, but both times he failed to put the headers on frame, sending them both wide right.RSL now has an 0-4 record with three draws in Colorado since 2007 and significantly, RSL has scored just three goals in those seven games.
RSL has managed just five goals in the first six games this year and they will play at Vancouver next Saturday. Vancouver tied San Jose 1-1 Saturday night in California.
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