Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution report card

Published: Saturday, May 5 2012 9:22 p.m. MDT

Alvaro Saborio played well Saturday night but he came off a hero due to beautiful play by the RSL midfield, and in particular Javier Morales who help him to two goal, one in the 33rd minute when Morales knocked down a beautiful cross from Kyle Beckerman and another in the 55th minute when his defensive mark completely lost him and Javier Morales dropped a perfect set piece right onto his head for the night's best finish. Grade: A

Fabian Espindola terrorized New England with his pesky runs all night. His run into the box off a beautiful through-ball by Javier Morales in the 28th minute that looked like a sure goal until John Lozano shoved him in the box, sending his shot wide of the goal. Lozano, incredulously, was not called for the shove which appeared to everyone but the referee to be a PK worthy foul. Grade: A-

Jonny Steele came on for Fabian Espindola to fill in for the ejected Will Johnson shortly after his 59th minute red card. The RSL midfield didn't skip a beat, his motor and defensive effort a near mirror image of Will's the rest of the match. Grade: B+

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