SANDY, Utah (AP) — Alvaro Saborio scored twice and Real Salt Lake ran its unbeaten streak against New England to five games, beating the Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.
Salt Lake (7-3-1) has dealt the Revolution two of their worst losses in club history during the unbeaten string that stretches to 2009 — winning 6-0 in 2009 and 5-0 in 2010.
New England (3-6-0) struck first on Blake Brettschneider's goal in the 22nd minute. He dribbled into the left side of the box and blasted a right footed shot past goalkeeper Nick Rimando into the right corner.
Salt Lake tied it in the 34th minute. Kyle Beckerman dropped the ball in the middle of a cluster of players outside the goalmouth, Javier Morales knocked it down with his head and it fell at Sabario's feet for an easy goal into an empty net after goalkeeper Matt Reis dived for the ball.1 comment on this story
Saborio put Salt Lake ahead in the 55th minute. Morales booted a free kick over a three-man defensive wall and sent a cross toward Saborio near the far post. He outjumped the closest New England defender and headed the ball into the net.
Salt Lake went down a man a when Will Johnson was shown a red card in the 59th minute for a foul on Clyde Simms. The Revolution lost the man advantage when reserve forward Fernando Cardenas was given a red card in the 82nd minute for a foul on Jamison Olave.
Johnson will serve a mandatory one-game suspension when Salt Lake plays the Chicago Fire on Wednesday night. Cardenas will sit out New England's home match against the Vancouver Whitecaps next Saturday.