Morales almost got the Whitecaps off to a perfect start when his shot flew just over the Real crossbar in the opening minutes.
Later in the first half, Erik Hurtado then saw his effort saved as the hosts tried to forge a lead.
Vancouver, who started the match outside the playoff places in the Eastern Conference, levelled the game from the penalty spot five minutes later when Carlos Salcedo bundled Hurtado over in the area. Morales duly stepped to tuck the spot kick beyond Jeff Attinella.
Salt Lake tried to force a late equaliser, but near misses from Borchers and Sebastian Jaime were as close as the Utah side came.