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RSL grab a win in the Windy City

RSL gain momentum in Chicago and get the full three points.

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Real Salt Lake came out of the tunnel with the same lineup as they had in the last game against the L.A. Galaxy. Early in the game, Luis Gil did a great job to get around a few defenders and looking at Sean Johnson he hesitated and a defender caught up with him and thwarting the chance. RSL had a lot more possession and purpose this game than over fhe course of the past few games. It didn't take long for Jordan Allen to make his presence known again when he worked his way up the left side of the field and made a nice entry pass to Alvaro Saborio who slotted it home just inside the post to provide RSL with their first goal in the run of play for some while. The Chicago Fire had a couple of chances, both of which came from Lovel Palmer who was unable to convert.

The second half saw more beautiful play from RSL and a beautiful sequence of passing led to a goal by Luke Mulholland set up by Devon Sandoval across the goal and Salt Lake found themselves up 2-0. Chicago's frustration was starting to show a bit in their body language and in their play but RSL remained composed. In the 68th minute Chicago had their best chance of the game but Nick Rimando did what Nick Rimando does and made a big save to the dismay of the Fire fans. In the 87th minute, Elias Vasquez committed a penalty attempting an unnecessary tackle in the box and Jeff Larentowicz converted into the side netting. Stoppage time had some nervy moments with another big save from Rimando and RSL got the full three points.