Oct 12, 2014 at 2.30am UK at ​Rio Tinto Stadium
Salt LakeReal Salt Lake
EarthquakesSan Jose Earthquakes
Grabavoy (24'), Velasquez (28')
Grabavoy (81')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Djalo (32'), Harden (74')

Result: Real Salt Lake earn playoff spot with comfortable win over San Jose Earthquakes

Result: Salt Lake earn playoff spot with comfortable win
Goals from Ned Grabavoy and Sebastian Velasquez fire Real Salt Lake to the MLS playoffs as they defeat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0.

Real Salt Lake secured their place in the MLS playoffs for the seventh straight season by defeating the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 in their match on Saturday.

The home side started the game strongly and could have take the lead when Sebastian Jaime collected a through ball into the box, but Jon Busch got enough on his chipped effort to divert the ball wide.

Busch kept his side level minutes later when he stretched to punch Sebastian Velasquez's powerful effort from the edge of the box over the bar.

From the resulting corner, San Jose failed to clear their lines as the ball fell to Ned Grabavoy on the edge of the box, and he placed his right-footed shot past Busch into the bottom corner.

Salt Lake doubled their lead in the 30th minute when Luke Mulholland lifted a corner into the six-yard box and Velasquez was unmarked in the area and on hand to poke the ball home from close range.

In the second half, Mulholland advanced forward and reached the edge of the box before firing an effort towards the net, which went inches over the bar.

Adam Jahn tried to drag the visitors back into the match when he received the ball inside the box. The forward beat his man with a neat turn, but he could only send his shot wide of the target.

Yannick Djalo should have got San Jose a goal back minutes later when he latched onto a cross at the back post, but he lost his footing at the vital moment and blasted the ball wide.

The home side had chances to kill the game off, but the two-goal advantage was enough for them to seal the three points and earn their place in the post-season.

Portland Timbers' Diego Valeri in action against Montreal Impact on March 9, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Portland cruise past San Jose
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Premier League
Scottish League Cup
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Segunda Division
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Turkish Super Lig
Major League Soccer

Eastern Conference

2New York City FCNY City33168956401656
3Chicago Fire331671061441755
4Atlanta UnitedAtlanta33159962372554
5Columbus Crew33165125044653
6New England RevolutionNew England33127145057-743
7New England RevolutionNew England33127145057-743
8Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia32109134344-139
9Montreal ImpactMontreal33116165054-439
10Orlando City3299143651-1536
11DC United3395193058-2832

Western Conference

1Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver33157114947252
2Seattle SoundersSeattle331311949391050
3Portland TimbersPortland33148115849950
4Sporting Kansas CityKansas331213839271249
5Houston DynamoHouston331211105445947
6San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes33128133653-1744
8Real Salt LakeSalt Lake33126154752-542
9Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd33106174567-2236
10Colorado RapidsColorado3396183147-1633
11Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy3388174462-1832