Real Salt Lake's best chance in the first half came early when Alvaro Saborio had a one on one chance with the keeper with plenty of time but sent the ball high. RSL had the advantage with possession but did not create too many chances leading to shots on goal. Jordan Allen looked dangerous and created something out of nothing a couple times but was also unable to convert. Demar Phillips had a light collision with David Oustes and Ousted stayed down for a few minutes taking any flow out of the game and the half ended 0-0.
RSL came out of the tunnel looking to score but were unable to do much even with the added urgency. The best chance came near the 65th minute when Saborio had a header in the run of play from a Phillips pass that Ousted was able to calmly save. Vancouver pressured for a good portion of the second half until Nick Rimando made an incredible pass to Olmes Garcia three fourths the way up the field that woke up the crowd and the team. RSL was in attack mode when Sebastian Saucedo made a tackle in the 76th minute that earned him a red card leaving RSL with 10 men.
Shortly thereafter Darren Mattocks scored a header that was a gut punch for RSL and sealed the game 1-0. To put salt in the wound, Jamison Olave picked up his second yellow card in the 89th minute bringing RSL down to 9 players.