RSL v. Columbus Crew

Real Salt Lake
4- 0
Columbus
SATURDAY, AUG 24 7:30PM MDT Rio Tinto Stadium

Lineups: 
 
Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Nat Borchers, Carlos Salcedo, Chris Wingert; Kyle Beckerman (C); Luis Gil, Ned Grabavoy (Cole Grossman, 87'); Javier Morales; Olmes Garcia (Robbie Findley, 62'), Devon Sandoval (Sebastian Velasquez, 81')
 
Bench: Jeff Attinella (GK), Abdoulie Mansally, Lovel Palmer, Joao Plata
 
Columbus Crew: Matt Lampson; Chad Barson, Chad Marshall, Agustin Viana, Josh Williams; Dominic Oduro, Danny O'Rourke (Tony Tchani, 63'), Wil Trapp, Ben Speas (Ryan Finley, 74'); Jairo Arrieta (Konrad Warzycha, 62'), Federico Higuain (C)
 
Bench: Daniel Withrow (GK), Ethan Finlay, Kevan George, Tyson Wahl
 
TV: CW30
Radio: ESPN 700 AM (English) and 102.3 La Gran D FM/1600 AM (Spanish)  
Recap

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake (13-8-6, 45 points, West #1) cruised past the Columbus Crew (8-12-5, 29 points, East #8) on Saturday night, scoring three second half goals en route to a dominant 4-0 win at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Captain Kyle Beckerman led the charge for RSL, opening the scoring in first half stoppage time and putting RSL up 4-0 in the 89th after second half goals from FW Devon Sandoval and MF Luis Gil. Saturday’s result extended RSL’s lead atop the MLS and Western Conference tables, with the Claret-and-Cobalt now four points ahead of the Montreal Impact in the Supporters’ Shield race and five points ahead of the LA Galaxy in the West.

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Highlights

Kreis Press Conference

Beckerman Reaction

Gil Reaction

Borchers Reaction

Match Stats

Goals and Assists

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
RSL 45' + 1 Kyle Beckerman  
RSL 51' Devon Sandoval (Olmes García, Javier Morales)
RSL 83' Luis Gil (Ned Grabavoy)
RSL 89' Kyle Beckerman
 

Disciplinary

Club Time Player Reason Action
CLB 34' Federico Higuaín Foul Yellow
RSL 39' Devon Sandoval Off the ball foul Yellow
CLB 80' Dominic Oduro Foul Yellow
CLB 90' + 1 Federico Higuaín Dissent Second Yellow/Red

Match Facts

Real Salt Lake   Columbus Crew
17 Attempts on Goal 4
7 Shots on Target 1
5 Shots off Target 3
5 Blocked Shots 0
7 Corner Kicks 1
13 Fouls 10
18 Open Play Crosses 8
2 Offsides 2
1 First Yellow Cards 1
0 Second Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 1
35 Duels Won 51
40% Duels Won % 59%
556 Total Pass 296
85% Passing Accuracy % 76%
65.1% Possession 34.9%