Friday's MLS Capsules
Games played Aug. 30, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Joao Plata scored and assisted on goals by Javier Morales and Luis Gil to lead Real Salt Lake to a 4-2 win over the Portland Timbers on Friday night.
Alvaro Saborio added the other goal for RSL (14-8-6), which notched its second victory over Portland this month.
Darlington Nagbe and Sal Zizzo each scored for the Timbers (9-5-12), who played a man down the entire second half after Ben Zemanski was sent off with a red card just before halftime.
Portland had no answer for Salt Lake's precision passing early in the first half. RSL showed patience in working the ball into the attacking third and made the Timbers pay for it with a pair of early goals.
The Timbers' comeback hopes dimmed just before halftime when midfielder Zemanski was ejected in stoppage time. Zemanski was shown a red card following a dangerous tackle on Grabavoy. His ejection left Portland a man down the entire second half, and RSL quickly capitalized on the advantage with Morales' goal in the 55th.
REVOLUTION 1, TORONTO FC 1, DRAW
TORONTO (AP) — Andrew Wiedeman scored the tying goal off a scramble late in the first half to help Toronto FC to a draw against New England.
Wiedeman flicked home the equalizer past helpless goalkeeper Matt Reis, leaving New England (10-9-7) winless in seven trips to Toronto. It was the second straight 1-1 draw for Toronto (4-12-10), which is winless in its last four matches overall.
Toronto captain Steven Caldwell appeared to have won it in the 88th when his header off a free kick slipped inside the far post, but referee Fotis Bazakos ruled he committed a foul on the play.
Diego Fagundez gave the Revolution a 1-0 lead in the second minute.
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