Real Salt Lake, United end in 1-1 draw
Saturday, June 18, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Fabian Espindola scored on a first-half penalty kick for Real Salt Lake and D.C. United's Charles Davies scored off another penalty kick in the second half for a 1-1 draw on Saturday night.
Since winning in its first trip to Utah, D.C. had lost five straight games on the road against Salt Lake and were outscored 13-3 in those matches until finally gaining a point.
United controlled the attack early in the first half and it nearly paid off. Chris Pontius smacked a left-footed shot from the left side of the box in the 22nd minute.
Pontius had a good angle with the ball, but Real goalkeeper Nick Rimando denied him with a nice save in the bottom right corner.