Sounders beat Real Salt Lake 2-1
Saturday, May 28, 2011
SANDY, UTAH (AP) -- Patrick Ianni and Lamar Neagle scored in the second half and the Seattle Sounders ended Real Salt Lake's unbeaten streak against MLS opponents at Rio Tinto Stadium at 29 games with a 2-1 victory Saturday night.
Ianni opened the scoring in the 71st minute, tapping a cross from Nate Jaqua inside the right post with Salt Lake (5-2-2) playing a man down after defender Jamison Olave received a red car for dragging down Mike Fucito just outside the box in the 58th minute. Fredy Montero, who came into the game as a second-half reserve, found Jaqua off a corner kick to set up the scoring play.
The goal ended Salt Lake's shutout streak at 409 minutes dating to a 1-0 loss to Portland on April 30
Seattle (5-4-5) made it 2-0 in the 84th minute when Neagle blasted a right-footer from outside the box and squeezed the ball just inside the right post out of the goalkeeper Nick Rimando's reach.
Salt Lake showed some offensive life in the 88th minute when Nelson Gonzalez tracked down a throw-in from Luis Gil and punched the ball in the back of the net to cut the Sounders' lead in half.