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Real Salt Lake beats 10-man DC United 3-2

May 13, 2018
D.C. United forward Darren Mattocks (11) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) battle for the ball during an MLS soccer game in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Scott G. Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)
D.C. United forward Darren Mattocks (11) and Real Salt Lake midfielder Kyle Beckerman (5) battle for the ball during an MLS soccer game in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Scott G. Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino and Albert Rusnak each had a goal and an assist in Real Salt Lake’s 3-2 victory over 10-man D.C. United on Saturday night.

D.C. United went down a man in the 22nd minute when Joseph Mora was initially shown a yellow card for a violent tackle, but was then sent off after video review.

Corey Baird’s header tied it at 1 a minute earlier for RSL (4-5-1), and Rusnak made it 2-1 in the 26th with a right-footed shot that split through several United defenders. Jefferson Savarino added a third for Salt Lake, slotting a well-timed chip past goalkeeper Steve Clark in the 56th.

Paul Arriola opened the scoring in the ninth minute for D.C. United (1-5-2).

Steve Birnbaum’s header brought United within one with in the 83rd minute.

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