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RSL impresses in 2-0 victory
by Paul Kennedy, March 15th, 2011 10:44PM

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[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Real Salt Lake showed why it's considered the most stylish team in MLS with a convincing 2-0 win over Costa Rica's Saprissa in the first leg of their Concacaf Champions League semifinal series.

Fabian Espindola
set up Alvaro Saborio in the 9th minute and scored a goal of his own in the second half to give RSL the win.

Jamaican Andy Williams was involved in both goals, winning a ball and feeding it to Espindola on the left wing, where the Argentine fed Saborio for the opening goal against the Costa Rican's former club.

On the second goal, Williams played a ball over the top of the Saprissa defense to Espindola, who gave RSL a two-goal lead heading into the second leg on April 6 in San Jose.

Real Salt Lake had the edge in play but couldn't add to its lead against Saprissa, which was called for three yellow cards in the first half and two in the second half.

Jose Mena, Ricardo Blanco and Douglas Sequeira will all miss the second leg because of yellow-card suspensions.

Both teams had goals disallowed in the first half -- Nat Borchers for a dubious foul in the 7th minute for RSL and Josue Martinez for offside in the 24th.

The win extended RSL's unbeaten streak at home to 35 games.

March 15 in Sandy, Utah
Real Salt Lake 2 Saprissa 0. Goal: Saborio 9, Espindola 56.
Real Salt Lake -- Rimando, Russell, Olave (Schuler, 46), Borchers, Beltran, Johnson, Beckerman, Williams (Grabavoy, 67), Morales, Saborio, Espindola (Alvarez, 88).
Saprissa -- Bolivar, Badilla (Duarte, 88), Wong, Mena, Centeno, Sequeira, Alonso (Ortiz, 77), Guzman, Blanco, Arrieta, Martinez (Cordero, 71).
Referee: Enrico Wijngaarde.



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