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Real Salt Lake win Rocky Mountain Cup despite being down a man

RSL earn three points on the road with a valiant effort against the odds.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Real Salt Lake looked determined from the get go to win this game. From the start of the match they were attacking and creating good scoring chances. Robbie Findley had a great shot early but Clint Irwin made a nice save to prevent going down early.

Soon enough, the goal came for RSL when Chris Wingert made an incredible effort to win the ball and then made a nice assist to Javier Morales who was about 15 feet from the goal and chose to put it in the bottom left corner.

Colorado tried to push back a few times but never looked very dangerous throughout the rest of the first half and RSL went into halftime up a goal.

About as soon as the second half started, Aaron Maund was shown a red card for bringing down the Colorado attacker from behind when he only had Nick Rimando between him and the equalizer. RSL was forced to play the next 45 minutes plus with 10 men.

With Schuler not making the trip, Carlos Salcedo came on and filled in nicely. RSL put in a fantastic shift as a team and kept the Rapids from looking like they ever had a serious chance to tie the game. Time ran out and RSL won back the Rocky Moutnain Cup.