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Plato scores first goal, Real Salt Lake beats Union 1-0

May 28, 2017
Real Salt Lake defender Chris Wingert (16) falls to the gourd as Philadelphia Union forward Chris Pontius (13) tries to control the ball in an MLS soccer match in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Real Salt Lake defender Chris Wingert (16) falls to the gourd as Philadelphia Union forward Chris Pontius (13) tries to control the ball in an MLS soccer match in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, May 27, 2017. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat Philadelphia 1-0 on Saturday night to snap the Union’s club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin’s belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

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