Columbus 2, Real Salt Lake 0

U.S. Open Cup: Tuesday at Crew Stadium

• RSL's hopes of qualifying for the U.S. Open Cup were dashed in a play-in game loss against the Crew.

• Down 1-0 early in the second half, RSL's fate was sealed in the 49th minute when Kovalenko was red-carded for bouncing the ball off the face of the Crew's Ekpo following a foul.

Almanac

RECORD: 2-5-2

HOME: 2-0-2

AWAY: 0-5-0

STREAK: L2

GOALS FOR: 12

GOALS AGAINST: 16

Next up

SAN JOSE at RSL

Saturday, 7 p.m.

TV: Fox Soccer

Real Salt Lake ... 0 ... 0 ... — ... 0

Columbus ... 1 ... 1 ... — ... 2

Scoring summary

CLB—Lenhart (unassisted) '26

CLB—Rogers (assist) '53

Card summary

RSL—Kovalenko (red card) '49

CLB—Ekpo (yellow card) '78

CLB—Moffat (yellow card) '80

RSL—Espindola (yellow card) '90

CLB—Zayner (yellow card) '92+

... RSL ... CLB

Total Shots ... 8 ... 19

Shots on Goal ... 7 ... 10

Saves ... 8 ... 7

Fouls ... 9 ... 19

Offsides ... 1 ... 4

Corner kicks ... 6 ... 2

Real Salt Lake lineup — Nick Rimando, Ian Joy, Matias Mantilla, David Horst, Dustin Kirby (Tony Beltran, 61), Kenny Cutler (Andy Williams, 46), Kyle Beckerman, Dema Kovalenko, Matias Cordoba (Javier Morales, 74), Tino Nunez (Fabian Espindola, 70), Robbie Findley.

Columbus lineup — Andy Gruenebaum, Jed Zayner, Ryan Junge, Chad Marshall, Danny O'Rourke, Brian Carroll (Brad Evans, 70), Adam Moffat, Steven Lenhart, Robbie Rogers (Eddie Gaven, 71), Alejandro Moreno (George Josten, 77), Emmanuel Ekpo (Andrew Peterson, 85).