Chris Wondolowski scored the opener for San Jose inside ten minutes with — you guessed it — a set-piece goal. This became (rather, remained) a theme for San Jose.
Real Salt Lake took the lead in the 32nd minute with several moments of brilliance from Joao Plata strung together, and his probably-intentional whiff on the ball inside the area followed by a pinpoint finish for the goal was breathtaking. Luis Gil's pass into the area, as well as Plata's run down the left to receive a long ball from Kyle Beckerman will win deserved plaudits.
The first half ended on a positive note, with Luke Mulholland scoring during his first start for the club — a just goal if there ever was one, after his called-back goal last week — after pouncing on a rebound from a Ned Grabavoy shot.
The second half turned ugly: In the 75th minute, Victor Bernardez scored a headed goal from a corner; from there on, it became a matter of attempting to preserve three points through defensive effort.
The 95th minute — the fifth minute of five minutes of stoppage time — saw Bernardez score again, sealing a point for San Jose.