RSL Match Recap - RSL 5 : 0 NE
REAL SALT LAKE ROUTS NEW ENGLAND 5-0
Different Year, Same Story in Sandy as Espíndola,
Olave, Saborío & Findley all Tally against Revs;
Nick Rimando Notches 100th Regular Season
Win While Extending Shutout Streak to RSL Record and MLS Season-best 408
SANDY, Utah (Friday, July 2, 2010) – What a difference
a week made for Real Salt Lake (8-3-3, 27 pts.), which rebounded from a
disappointing goalless draw last weekend against San Jose by putting five on
the board tonight against the New England Revolution (3-9-2, 11 pts.) in
a dominating 5-0 victory in front of 19,101 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The result not only pushed RSL’s club-record
home undefeated streak and overall unbeaten streak in MLS play to 18 games and
nine games, respectively, but it also resulted in GK Nick Rimando becoming
just the fifth netminder in MLS history to reach the 100-win plateau. FW Fabian
Espíndola and DF Jamison Olave started the offensive onslaught in
the first half, followed by a brace by FW Álvaro Saborío and a goal for
FW Robbie Findley upon his return from duty with the U.S. Men’s National
Team at the FIFA World Cup.
Real Salt Lake Notes
tonight’s win, Real Salt Lake pushed its club-record undefeated streak in
League play to nine games (7-0-2), the second longest-such streak in MLS this
season behind the LA Galaxy’s 12-game run (10-0-2) – which RSL ended at Rio
Tinto Stadium back on June 9.
three-point result also bettered RSL’s club-record home unbeaten streak in MLS
action to 18 games (12-0-6), which is now tied for the second-longest such run
in League history:
San Jose Earthquakes
Salt Lake’s five goals are the second most in a regular season contest for the
Claret-and-Cobalt, bested only by the six-spot the Utah side put up against the
same Revolution side last April 25 at Rio Tinto Stadium (6-0 W).
five goals are also the most scored by an MLS outfit this season and pushed
RSL’s already top-rated offensive output to an impressive 1.93 goals/game. Real
Salt Lake has scored multiple goals in six of its eight home contests this
season, helping the squad to an MLS-best home scoring output of 2.50 goals/game
(LA ranks second at 2.00).
his 6th and 7th goals of the season, Álvaro Saborío
upped his team-lead in the category and moved up the MLS Budweiser Golden Boot
chart all alone into 4th place (Buddle-9; Angel & De Rosario-8).
With his two helpers, Javier Morales now has a team-best 6 assists on
the season, good for a 3rd place tie across the League with Brad
Davis, Patrick Nyarko & Michael Stephens.
shutout for Nick Rimando was his fourth straight clean sheet, his sixth
of the season (2nd in MLS) and the 66th of his
illustrious career (4th all-time). The 11-year MLS veteran also served
as captain for the Claret-and-Cobalt for tonight’s contest, taking “armband
service” over from DF Nat Borchers.
current 408-minute shutout streak broke his own RSL record in the category (355
minutes from June 28–July 28, 2008) and gives the reigning MLS Player of the
Month the longest such streak in League play this season.
win put Rimando in the elite “100 Win Club” alongside Kevin Hartman (150), Zach
Thornton (128), RSL alum Scott Garlick (107), and Joe Cannon (103). 34 of
Rimando’s 100 wins have come since joining the Claret-and-Cobalt prior to the
2007 campaign (34-36-27 overall with RSL; 28-23-19 since 2008)