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Yura Movsisyan forces own-goal, puts RSL up 2-0 over SKC

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MLS: Real Salt Lake at Sporting KC Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Yura Movsisyan or an own goal? There's not much debate here, but the causal factor behind Real Salt Lake's second goal is pretty clear.

Just look at this thing. Real Salt Lake's done well to win the ball on this corner — it looks like Justen Glad wins the header here, and it falls perfectly to a waiting Yura Movsisyan.

The Armenian striker definitely won't get the final credit for this one, but he smashes the ball back across the box. We can assume he was trying to put the ball into a good area for an attacker, but instead, it came off Brad Davis and rocketed right into the goal.

First, let's praise Javier Morales for finding Justen Glad on that corner; second, let's praise Yura Movsisyan for getting free of his defender — to say that the Kansas City player isn't between him and the goal is understating it a bit. This was a good one.

Real Salt Lake went into the half up 2-0 — and with a more-or-less full-strength lineup and a renewed focus on defensive efforts starting with forwards, it was exactly what they deserved.