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RSL get comeback win against Santa Tecla

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The early part of the match saw a lot of balls being lobbed over the top similar to what happened in El Salvador a couple weeks ago. The play started choppy but Real Salt Lake started to find some rhythm as time went on. Luis Gil had the first great chance of the game in the 25th with a shot from the top of the box that was just wide of the goal but looked good enough that half the crowd thought it went in. The best look of the half came on a Joao Plata volley that was incredibly saved by the Santa Tecla keeper. Sebastian Jaime was there for the follow up but put it off the crossbar. The more the RSL chances came, the more Santa Tecla started time wasting and the half finished in a scoreless tie.

The second half was uglier than the first with the play on the field looking disjointed and plenty of errant passes. The stalemate was broken in the 61st minute when Santa Tecla got a goal off a breakaway. Jeff Cassar had seen enough and inserted Javier Morales, Kyle Beckerman, and El Burrito shortly thereafter. It didn't take long to take effect with Javi finding Olmes Garcia in the box who headed it over the keeper and in to tie things up. Mister Burrito wanted in on the action and put in another goal within a couple more minutes.  With every minute he's on the field, Burrito is proving that he is a difference maker. RSL completed their comeback win and outpossessed the opposition for the rest of the game to secure the full three points.