Sunday, May 30, 2010
SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake used an all-around effort Saturday night to punish Kansas City 4-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium, pushing their home unbeaten streak to 18 games and keeping the Wizards winless on the road this season.
Both teams started tentatively in the first half, but the home side was the first to settle down. The defending champs began creating chances primarily down the left side, with Argentines Javier Morales and Fabian Espindola working the sideline.
However, it was Andy Williams who provided the assist on the opening goal in the 31st minute. Jean Alexandre, starting for the injured Kyle Beckerman, won a 50-50 ball in the Wizards half of the field. Williams slid the ball to the left to an unmarked Espindola, who took a low shot to the far post and beat Kansas City keeper Jimmy Nielsen.