In fact, most of Real Salt Lake’s chances came via service into the box, but without injured Alvaro Saborio in the line-up, it rarely threatened as San Jose center backs Clarence Goodson and Victor Bernardez were usually there to clear things away.
San Jose nearly increased its lead to 3-1 early in the second half, but Nick Rimando came up huge to deny Chris Wondolowski on a point-blank header.
Other than that sequence, RSL dominated possession as San Jose willingly sat back and protected its lead, but there was very little attacking space to work in.
“We just weren’t quite good enough in the attacking third of the field. There were a lot of players in the box, a lot of players around the box to deal with and move around, and we needed some special plays tonight and we didn’t quite get them,” said Kreis.
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