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Player ratings: Joao Plata's outstanding play overshadowed in a 4-2 loss to Sporting KC
The second leg of the Western Conference semifinals took place Sunday, as Real Salt Lake traveled to take on Sporting KC. The Claret and Cobalt got down early and never could recover in a 4-2 defeat. Real now hits the offseason looking to 2019.
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Real Salt Lake playoff run ends with 4-2 loss to Sporting KC in Western Conference semifinals
Real Salt Lake made it interesting, but a 4-2 decision Sunday in favor of Sporting KC gave Kansas City the 5-3 edge in aggregate in their Western Conference semifinal series, ending RSL's season.
Here's what Real Salt Lake needs to do in the second leg at Kansas City to advance
Real Salt Lake expects to be under early pressure against Kansas City in Leg 2 of the Western Conference semifinal, and how RSL manages that pressure will be the key to the game.