Real Salt Lake beats Sporting KC 3-1
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Juan Manuel Martinez opened the scoring in the 32nd minute and Real Salt Lake took advantage of Sporting Kansas City's defensive miscues for a 3-1 victory Saturday night.
Martinez finished from close range at the end of a four-pass combination that started with defender Matt Besler's giveaway to Joao Plata deep in Real Salt Lake (5-7-2) territory.
Real Salt Lake (6-3-2) went ahead 2-0 in the second minute of first-half stoppage time when Yura Movsisyan's hard pass deflected off Sporting's Brad Davis into the back of the net for an own goal.
Dom Dwyer slotted home Jimmy Medranda's diagonal cross in the 50th minute to cut the deficit to 2-1. It was Dwyer's sixth goal of the season and Medranda's first career MLS assist. RSL retook the momentum 3 minutes later with Kyle Beckerman's takeaway and low hard feed to Movsisyan for a breakaway and chip-shot finish.