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                 === RSL holds off Rapids to stay unbeaten ===
 
 Sandy,  UT (SportsNetwork.com)  - Real Salt Lake drew first blood in its quest
 to regain the Rocky Mountain Cup on Saturday as RSL notched a 2-1 win over the
 Colorado Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium.
 
 Joao  Plata  opened the scoring  for Salt Lake  midway through the first half,
 while Javier Morales scored from the penalty spot shortly after halftime.
 
 Drew  Moor pulled a goal back for the Rapids in the 83rd, but it wasn't enough
 to prevent a second straight defeat for Colorado, while RSL is now unbeaten in
 its first 11 games this season, one match shy of the Galaxy's record of 12 set
 in 1996.
 
 After  scoring  a hat  trick in  his last fixture,  Morales had  a hand in the
 opening  goal when he  slid a pass into the penalty area for Plata, who rolled
 his shot across the face of goal and inside the far post.
 
 Edson  Buddle  almost equalized on the  stroke of halftime for the Rapids when
 his  flicked header struck the post, while Moor brought down Devon Sandoval in
 the  first five minutes  of the second half to allow Morales to score from the
 spot.
 
 Salt  Lake  goalkeeper Jeff Attinella  made a nice stop  on Dillon Serna as he
 pushed Serna's near-post shot to safety, but he couldn't keep a clean sheet as
 Moor scored from a Serna free kick seven minutes from time.
 
 
 05/17 23:38:29 ET

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