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RSL get back on track, win in KC 3-1

RSL won in KC for the second time.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The match started off with both teams being clearly motivated and the speed of play was intense. Sporting KC and RSL were back and forth for much of the time exchanging chances and making big defensive stops. RSL's sharpness was as good as it has been all year long. The game was going to be determined by which team wanted it more and took advantage of their few chances. Salt Lake got on the board first off of a poor giveaway from Matt Besler and some subsequent nice passing that gave Juan Manuel Martinez a goal. Kansas City tried to pull one back a couple minutes later with Benny Feilhaber taking one from distance but Nick Rimando put an end to his thought of possibly tying things up. In injury time, RSL was infront of goal again after a few set pieces and after a deflection, Yura Movsisyan got everything on the ball and volleyed it into traffic. Lucky for RSL fans, the ball bounced off of Brad Davis and in giving Salt Lake a 2-0 lead at the half.

Kansas City entered the field for the second time with some fury in their eyes and Dom Dwyer pulled one back in the 50th minute off of a counter in which RSL was probably playing a little bit too tight in the middle. Three minutes later, the two guys that have gone back and forth in the media met in the middle of the field and Kyle Beckerman took the ball away from Feilhaber. The captain found Joao Plata who turned it to Movsisyan who found himself isolated with the keeper and chipped it in to put RSL back up by two goals. After that, Kansas City started to throw everything forward and RSL was on their heels for a while. Nick Rimando got a paw on a great shot from Brad Davis and prevented the comeback goal. After some physical play that left players down for a while, time ran out and RSL won in Kansas City for the second time in KC, 3-1.