Real Salt Lake (4-1-2-1-2): Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Nat Borchers, Carlos Salcedo, Chris Wingert; Kyle Beckerman (C); Ned Grabavoy, Luis Gil (Khari Stephenson, 84'); Javier Morales; Joao Plata (Yordany Alvarez, 73'), Devon Sandoval (Robbie Findley, 62')
Substitutes: Josh Saunders (GK), Lovel Palmer, Chris Schuler, Sebastian Velasquez
Chivas USA (3-5-2): Dan Kennedy; Steve Purdy, Joaquin Velazquez (Gabriel Farfan, 46'), Bobby Burling; Edgar Mejia, Eric Avila, Walter Vilchez, Aaron Ponce, Jorge Villafana (Josue Soto, 88'); Miller Bolanos (Giovani Casillas, 56'), Jose Correa
Substitutes: Patrick McClain (GK), Carlos Borja, Jose Manuel Rivera, Marvin Iraheta
CARSON, Calif. – Real Salt Lake (6-5-2, 20 points, West #2) continued its dominance over Chivas USA (3-6-2, 11 points, West #9) on Sunday night, getting a brace from MF Ned Grabavoy and goals from FW’s Joao Plata and Robbie Findley to beat the Southern California side 4-1 at the Home Depot Center.
Sunday’s win moves RSL to 8-2-1 in its last 11 matches against Chivas USA. The Claret-and-Cobalt is now 5-0-0 in its last five matches at the Goats, outscoring the Rojiblancos 14-2 during that span. RSL is now in second-place in the Western Conference as it heads into a four-game MLS home stand that will begin on Saturday, May 25 with a match against the Chicago Fire at Rio Tinto Stadium.
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REAL SALT LAKE HEAD COACH JASON KREIS
On what it’s like to deal with Chivas USA’s unique tactics:
“When they give us a different look and a different problem to solve it can be kind of challenging and they were doing it in the first half. They gained a lot of momentum after we scored our goal until about the 35th minute. I think we got back into our game, but they were just doing a lot of different things, taking a lot chances and we aren’t used to seeing some of those thing so it presents some tactical problems.”