banner

Soccer

more stats



MLS Game Summary - Real Salt Lake at Vancouver



(Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Vancouver 2, Real Salt Lake 1

Vancouver, BC (Sports Network) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC exacted some revenge on Saturday, defeating Real Salt Lake 2-1 at BC Place.

Salt Lake claimed a 2-1 over Vancouver at Rio Tinto Stadium in the Whitecaps' last outing, but that result was reversed this time around as Camilo Sanvezzo and Dane Richards scored eight minutes apart in the second half to ensure three points for the Canadian club. Nat Borchers tacked on a late consolation goal for the visitors.

Real Salt Lake came closest to breaking the deadlock in the opening period when a cross from Javier Morales in the 25th minute was met by Alvaro Saborio, but his header grazed the near post before the Whitecaps quickly cleared their lines.

The Claret and Cobalt were left to rue that miss as Vancouver went in front after the restart.

Salt Lake made a hash of a cross played into the box in the 58th minute and Camilo jumped on the loose ball, firing a left-footed shot across goal and just inside the far post.

Vancouver's lead was doubled eight minutes later when Darren Mattocks and Camilo combined to work the ball from the left corner of the box to Richards on the right. The Jamaican international used his defender as a screen to curl a brilliant effort into the upper corner at the near post, giving goalkeeper Nick Rimando little chance at a save.

Borchers denied the 'Caps a clean sheet by heading home a consolation goal off of a cross from Paulo Jr. two minutes into stoppage time.

Real Salt Lake (13-9-3) misses out on the chance to go top of the West as it will remain in second place for another week with 42 points on the season. The club returns to action August 18 with a home match against FC Dallas.

Vancouver (10-7-7) improves to 37 points on the season to retain fourth place in the West. The 'Caps will welcome Dallas to BC Place on Wednesday for another crucial Western Conference tilt on short rest.

08/11 21:18:13 ET

Other Stories

  • PGA: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Ft. Lauderdale

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-2

  • PGA: Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Coca-Cola 600

    Tomorrow at 6:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Durham Bulls at Scranton Wilkes-Barre Railriders

    Tonight at 6:50 on Buzz Sports Radio

  • ACC: NC State vs. Virginia

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC Baseball Tournament Championship

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
SWB
 
1:05pm Today
TEX
NYY
1:07pm Today
SEA
TOR
4:05pm Today
NYM
PIT
4:05pm Today
PHI
WAS
4:08pm Today
HOU
DET
4:10pm Today
CIN
CLE
4:10pm Today
MIL
ATL
4:10pm Today
MIN
CWS
4:10pm Today
OAK
TAM
4:10pm Today
SFG
COL
7:15pm Tonight
BAL
MIA
7:15pm Tonight
ANA
BOS
7:15pm Tonight
STL
KAN
9:10pm Tonight
SFG
COL
10:10pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
LOS
9:00pm Tonight
GSW
HOU
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
SWB