MX23RW : Thursday, December 13 02:18:30
Oct 5, 2015 at 12am UK at ​Dick's Sporting Goods Park
ColoradoColorado Rapids
1-2
Salt LakeReal Salt Lake
Doyle (16')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Plata (33'), Mulholland (43')

Result: Joao Plata, Luke Mulholland strikes sink Colorado Rapids

First-half goals from Joao Plata and Luke Mulholland give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 win and condemn Colorado Rapids to a third straight MLS defeat.

Colorado Rapids slumped to a third successive MLS defeat after going down 2-1 to Real Salt Lake in Denver this morning.

Sixteen minutes elapsed before the hosts moved ahead when Kevin Doyle rose highest to meet a free kick from former Republic of Ireland teammate Sean St Ledger and head home.

The visitors levelled up in style when Joao Plata's 33rd-minute free kick sailed into the top corner beyond the reach of Clint Irwin.

Not content with the equaliser, Real continued to attack and their adventure was rewarded just before the break when Luke Mulholland drilled home from outside the box.

Chances were at a premium for much of the second half but Irwin came to the rescue to deny Plata's stinging effort on 69 minutes and preserve the hosts' slim chances of a comeback.

With seven minutes to play, Lucas Pittinari spurned a good chance to level matters but he headed over from less than six yards out as Salt Lake hung on.

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2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34225762332971
3New York City FCNY City341681059451456
4DC United341491160501051
5Columbus Crew34149114345-251
6Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34155144950-150
7Montreal ImpactMontreal34144164753-646
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3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles34169968521657
4Dallas3416995244857
5Portland TimbersPortland35159115450454
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake34147135558-349
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy34139126664248
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34138135467-1347
9Houston DynamoHouston34108165858038
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd34113204971-2236
11Colorado RapidsColorado3487193663-2731
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3449214971-2221

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