Real Salt Lake came into this game against Chicago with confidence and had some really good looks early. Olmes Garcia continued his momentum from the last three games and was clearly hungry to score. It didn't take him long when Javier Morales and Joao Plata found him in the 14th and he ended his drought to put RSL ahead. In the 27th RSL didn't pull any punches and when Burrito Martinez got in the area Chicago took him down and the ref pointed to the spot. Morales stepped up and with his patented stutter step and converted. Salt Lake was up 2-0. More looks came for the home team and Chicago couldn't get much going. The ref blew his whistle and the half ended 2-0.
RSL seemed to be in control fornthe first 20 minutes of the sexond half but Real fell asleep temporarily and Arturo Alvarez one-touched the ball in off a cross to pull one back for the visitors. All the sudden, the momentum changed. Javi took things in his hands and turned the tide again with a nice cut to get rid of a defender and hit the ball off of the near post and in with an incredibly difficult angle. Plays and Demar Phillips each were awarded with assists. Chicago fought back and in the 79th had a nice hit but Nick Rimando did what he does and stopped it. He had another quick reaction save to end the game and fittingly won the game to put himself on top of the all time win list. RSL closed it 3-1.