Real Salt Lake 2, Revolution 1: New England Dropped On Saturday Night
Alvaro Saborio led the charge with a pair of goals as Real Salt Lake defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1, on Saturday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah. Blake Brettschneider scored New England's only goal in the 22nd minute.
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Blake Brettschneider scored an early tally to give the Revs the 1-0 lead, but a 33rd minute shot from Alvaro Saborio tied the game heading into halftime.
Saborio put his team ahead in the 55th minute with yet another score, and Real Salt Lake held on to secure another home victory, their fifth in six tries.
The loss keeps the Revolution in fifth place in the Eastern Conference table, and also continues their road struggles for the season, as they have failed to win in all but one of their six games away from home. Saturday night was also the Revs fourth loss in fifth games.
New England returns to action next Saturday night at Gillette Stadium when they play host to Vancouver.
The strong start for the Revs was a welcomed site, as the team has gone winless in four consecutive trips to Salt Lake.
New England held the edge in shots on goal, but RSL goalie Nick Rimando was up to the task on every shot after Brettschneider's tally.
Real Salt Lake has won four of five games at home this season, while the Revs have won just one of five matches away from Gillette Stadium. They are hopeful to piece together a strong second half to snap out of their season-long road woes.
Despite being outshot, RSL controlled much of the first half, holding a 59 - 41 percent possession advantage.
Building off a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, the New England Revolution (3-0-5) will look to continue their newfound success against Real Salt Lake when the two clubs meet at 9 p.m. EST on Saturday night in Utah.