Real Salt Lake hands Sporting Kansas City its first loss
Apr. 03, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Justen Glad scored his first MLS goal, Luke Mulholland added another and Real Salt Lake beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Saturday night.
RSL went up 1-0 in the 29th minute when Glad sprinted past the back line on Joao Plata's free kick and headed it in. Glad was a hometown signee in 2014.
Mulholland made it 2-0 in the 79th minute. After two failed clearances and a giveaway on a RSL corner kick, Mulholland bent in a long-range shot.
RSL (2-0-2) improved to 2-6-5 all-time at Sporting KC — snapping a seven-game winless streak at KC. Since 2010, the road team in this rivalry has won just two games in 13 meetings.
RSL had several other quality chances. Yura Movsisyan was left open in front of goal in the 38th minute but Tim Melia came out of his box to deflect it. Movsisyan cut back a defender in the 57th minute and sent a close-range shot off the crossbar.
Diego Rubio was tripped up at the edge of the penalty box and Benny Feilhaber converted the penalty kick for Kansas City (3-1-0) in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time.