MLS Game Summary - Montreal at Real Salt Lake|
(Thursday, July 24, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Real Salt Lake 3, Montreal 1
Sandy, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - Olmes Garcia netted a second-half double on
Thursday as Real Salt Lake eased past the 10-man Montreal Impact, 3-1, at Rio
The home side wasted no time grabbing the game by the scruff of the neck as
Luke Mulholland struck just three minutes in, but Hassoun Camara found an
equalizer for Montreal in the 31st minute.
Garcia's winner came 20 minutes from time and he added a second tally in
stoppage time to hand all three points to RSL, which extended its unbeaten
streak in league play to a modest two games.
Montreal, meanwhile, continued to struggle as the club suffered its fourth
straight loss and has not won a road match in league play since Sept. 8, 2013
-- a 4-2 result at Gillette Stadium over the New England Revolution.
The opening strike came after just three minutes when a second ball following
a Javier Morales corner kick fell kindly to the feet of Mulholland, who
blasted it past Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush to the near post.
But Montreal answered with an equalizer when Calum Mallace collected the ball
on the right flank and cut it back inside the box to Camara, who slid it home
to the far post for his first goal of the campaign.
The visitors went down to 10 men 25 minutes from time when midfielder Issey
Nakajima-Farran was shown a straight red card for a studs-up late challenge on
RSL defender Chris Schuler.
Playing with the extra man, the hosts took the lead 20 minutes from time as
Morales lofted a well-weighted cross into the area for Garcia to nod home past
Bush for his first goal in MLS play since July 13, 2013.
Garcia then completed his double in stoppage time, firing past Bush from the
right side of the penalty area with ease to wrap up the result.
The result moves RSL into second place in the Western Conference with 32
points, six behind Seattle, while Montreal remains on the bottom of the East
with 14 points.
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