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RSL moves past Sounders with 2-1 win

Final: RSL 2, Sounders 1. The result sends Salt Lake (11-4-9) a point past Seattle (13-7-2) in the MLS standings, although the Sounders have two games in hand.

Seattle returns to MLS play at 7 p.m. Wednesday, when San Jose visits.

I'll be back with notes and quotes.

Meanwhile, the game stats:

Scoring Summary:RSL - Joao Plata (Luke Mulholland) 53'RSL - Osvaldo Alonso (own goal) 57'SEA - Chad Barrett 72' Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei, DeAndre Yedlin, Chad Marshall, Zach Scott, Leo Gonzalez (Aaron Kovar 88), Brad Evans (Andy Rose 45), Osvaldo Alonso, Gonzalo Pineda, Lamar Neagle (Chad Barrett 62), Clint Dempsey, Kenny Cooper. Substitutes Not Used: Marcus Hahnemann, Jalil Anibaba, Djimi Traore, Micheal Azira. TOTAL SHOTS: 12; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 17; OFFSIDE: 3; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 4. Real Salt Lake - Nick Rimando, Tony Beltran, Nat Borchers, Chris Schuler, Chris Wingert (Carlos Salcedo 89), Luke Mulholland, Kyle Beckerman, Luis Gil, Ned Grabavoy, Joao Plata (Cole Grossman 80), Olmes Garcia (Robbie Findley 60).

Substitutes Not Used: Jeff Attinella, Abdoulie Mansally, Sebastian Velasquez, Devon Sandoval.

TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDE: 1; CORNER KICKS: 2; SAVES: 1. Misconduct Summary:RSL - Olmes Garcia (caution) 14'SEA - Zach Scott (caution) 15'SEA - DeAndre Yedlin (caution) 60' Referee: Silviu PetrescuReferee's Assistants: Jeff Hosking and Mike Kampmeinert4th Official: David GantarAttendance: 20,483:


GOAL Sounders. Dempsey close, Rose close with the follow, they Barrett finally gets it in. RSL, 2-1.

57' GOAL RSL. Mulholland able to get his foot to it and guide into goal. RSL 2-0.

53' GOAL Salt Lake. Plata header after kind of disputed free kick just wide of area. RSL, 1-0.

Second half: ... has begun. One Seattle change, as Andy Rose has come in for Evans.

Halftime: Scoreless. Shots 5-3 RSL, on target 2-0 RSL, forners 2-1 SEA; duels won 52.6% SEA; possession, 61.7% RSL.

Through 30: Still scoreless. Far better chances to RSL.

First 15 minutes: RSL came out like shot from a cannon. Sounders catching up to the game a bit more recently.

First kick: ... as been struck. Match for top of the West is under way. RSL in red/red; Sounders in rave/rave. Temperature: 84 degrees in pure sunshine.

Lineups: For Seattle: Sounders starter: G Frei; D Yedlin, Marshall, Scott, Gonzalez; M Evans (c), Alonso, Pineda, Neagle; F Dempsey, Cooper. Sounders reserves: Hahnemann, Anibaba, Traore, Azira, Rose, Kovar, Barrett.

For RSL: Rimando; Beltran, Schuler, Borchers, Wingert; Beckerman, Mulholland, Grabavoy, Gil; Plata. RSL reserves: Attinella, Salcedo, Mansally, Grossman, VelasquezSandov, Findley.

Pregame:It's a beautiful morning around the Salt Lake area, but already around 80 degrees two hours before first kick of the Sounders match at RSL. Coverage on NBCSN begins at 11:30 a.m. PT, but I'm told first kick is expected around 11:52 PT -- which is 12:52 local time.

We'll keep this blog open before, during and after the match, with additional updates and comments on Twitter @donruiztnt. The game also will be heard on the usual radio outlets.

Here's The News Tribune's preview coverage in the days leading up to the match. Here's a preview from The Salt Lake Tribune and from the Deseret News.

[caption id="attachment_47384" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Gameday morning at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Gameday morning at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.[/caption]