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RSL tie again at home, 0-0

MLS: Sporting KC at Real Salt Lake Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

RSL and Sporting KC started out with nervousness but things calmed down after 10 minutes. Chris Schuler had a decent look off a corner but headed it a bit high. Later on, Yura had a decent look after a chaotic play in the box but the Sporting defenders got there just in time to clear. The crowd got animated when in the 39th minute Don Dwyer was chasing down a ball and ended up colliding with Nick Rimando who let Dwyer know he didn't like it. The last play of the first half saw Schuler with another chance to score but he couldn't connect with the ball the way he wanted and the ball went wide. The half ended at zeros.

RSL was insisting in the second half and in the 56th minute Yura had the ball in front of goal but hesitated too long and the chance disappeared and the crowd made their frustration known. Tim Melia was everywhere for the next five minutes and he stopped Plata twice after he got everything on it. KC had a breakaway that looked like a probable goal in the 63rd but Rimando got the best of Roger Espinoza. RSL got a little too anxious and started shooting from everywhere and misfiring. The closer the game got to the 90th minute the more KC sat back to make things difficult for the home team. An error from Glad in the 86th left RSL with their pants down but Rimando came up huge to keep the visitors from scoring. The game ended with each team earning a point.