Real Salt Lake
Columbus Crew
Saturday, August 24, 20139:30 PM
Rio Tinto StadiumMLS Regular SeasonCloudyMLS LIVEAttendance: 18398

Match Summary



TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
 89'RSLKyle Beckerman 
 83'RSLLuis Gil
  • Ned Grabavoy
 51'RSLDevon Sandoval
  • Olmes García
  • Javier Morales
 45'+1'RSLKyle Beckerman 


 90'+1'CLB Federico HiguaínDissent
 80'CLB Dominic OduroFoul
 39'RSL Devon SandovalOff the ball foul
 34'CLB Federico HiguaínFoul


Cole Grossman (M)
Ned Grabavoy (M)
Sebastian Velasquez (M)
Devon Sandoval (F)
Ryan Finley (F)
Ben Speas (M)
Tony Tchani (M)
Danny O'Rourke (M)
Konrad Warzycha (M)
Jairo Arrieta (F)
Robbie Findley (F)
Olmes García (F)

Starting Formations



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Real Salt Lake
18GNick Rimando
2DTony Beltran
16DCarlos Salcedo
6DNat Borchers
17DChris Wingert
5MKyle Beckerman
21MLuis Gil
20MNed Grabavoy
11MJavier Morales
13FOlmes García
49FDevon Sandoval
Columbus Crew
28GMatt Lampson
21DChad Barson
14DChad Marshall
3DJosh Williams
24DAgustin Viana
11MDominic Oduro
5MDanny O'Rourke
20MWill Trapp
17MBen Speas
33FFederico Higuaín
25FJairo Arrieta
7Lovel Palmer
10Robbie Findley
29Kenny Mansally
24Jeff Attinella
12Cole Grossman
8Joao Plata
26Sebastian Velasquez
2Tyson Wahl
6Tony Tchani
19Konrad Warzycha
13Ethan Finlay
23Kevan George
26Ryan Finley
40Daniel Withrow
  Jason Kreis
  Robert Warzycha

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RefereeSilviu Petrescu  
Assistant RefereeJames Conlee  
Assistant RefereeKevin Duliba  
Fourth OfficialYounes Marrakchi  
Saturday, August 24, 2013
9:30 PM
Rio Tinto Stadium

SANDY, Utah - After settling for just one point in two road matches, Supporters’ Shield leaders Real Salt Lake returned to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night with something to prove.

With a convincing 4-0 win over the Columbus Crew, RSL delivered all the proof needed.

Kyle Beckerman scored twice and youngsters Devon Sandoval and Luis Gil netted a goal apiece as RSL increased their lead in the Shield race to four points over Montreal and their Western Conference advantage over second-place LA Galaxy to five points.

Columbus, coming off two straight wins, had no answer for RSL’s relentless attack, being pushed back constantly into their own box. While being outshot 10-1 in the first half, the Crew managed to hold Salt Lake scoreless for the first 45 minutes.

Then the floodgates opened.

In the dying moments of first-half stoppage time, Columbus’ Chad Marshall was whistled for a hand ball 10 yards outside the Crew box. Javier Morales’ free kick went directly at the wall, but deflected through and off of Beckerman into the net. Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson was wrong-footed and could only watch the ball go past after the deflection.

Lampson had more bad luck early in the second half, when he was briefly hobbled when taking a saved shot from RSL forward Olmes Garcia off the leg. Noticeably limping, Lampson was slow to react to a Garcia cross across the box moments later, and Sandoval easily slotted home.

Real Salt Lake would coast from there, getting a goal in the 82nd minute when Gil showed some slick footwork after an equally slick Ned Grabavoy pass, badly fooling Crew defender Josh Williams and tucking a shot past Lampson. Beckerman capped off his bookend brace in the 89th minute with a one-time finish from 12 yards out.

Columbus’ co-leading scorer and captain Federico Higuain will miss the Crew’s next match after picking up two yellow cards in the game. Higuain was ejected on his second yellow of the night during second-half stoppage time.

Next up for RSL is a home match against the Portland Timbers on August 30. Columbus, who remain on 29 points, seven out of the final playoff spot in the East, return home on August 31 to face the Seattle Sounders. Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Kyle Beckerman Two goals and a completely dominant two-way performance in central midfield.
2 Javier Morales Columbus actually did a good job of trying to deny him space, but Morales at his best is able to create space no matter how much you try to lock him down
3 Chris Wingert Didn't factor into the scoring, and was fairly quiet, but he absolutely owned his flank for the full 90 minutes