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Rusnak, Rimando help Real Salt Lake beat Red Bulls 1-0

March 18, 2018
Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino (7) and New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long (33) go for the ball during an MLS soccer match in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (Jacob Wiegand/The Deseret News via AP)
Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino (7) and New York Red Bulls defender Aaron Long (33) go for the ball during an MLS soccer match in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (Jacob Wiegand/The Deseret News via AP)

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on a penalty kick in the opening minutes and Nick Rimando had his MLS-leading 138th career shutout to help Real Salt Lake beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday night in the snow.

David Horst drew a foul, conceded by Carlos Rivas, just inside the penalty area and Rusnak converted from the spot to give Real Salt Lake (1-1-1) the lead in the fourth minute.

Rimando, a five-time MLS All-Star, finished with four saves, including a pair of spectacular diving stops. The 38-year old made a diving one-handed stop of a half-volley by Vincent Bezecourt in the 26th and another diving save in the 54th minute, turning away Bezecourt’s header from just outside the 6-yard box.

The Red Bulls (1-1-0) are winless, including two losses, in their last three games against RSL.

Chris Wingert, who played 14 MLS seasons and was a starter for Real Salt Lake’s 2009 MLS Cup championship team, was honored at halftime. The defender, who played 10 seasons for RSL, announced his retirement on Feb. 19.