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RSL beats Seattle on goals from Beckerman, Findley

Published June 22, 2013 9:40 pm

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Sandy • Kyle Beckerman cleaned up a blocked free kick. Robbie Findley made his second chance count. And Real Salt Lake beat the Seattle Sounders 2-0 Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Beckerman, the Real Salt Lake captain blasted a shot past Seattle goalkeeper Michael Gspurning in the 41st minute for the ultimate game-winner.

Findley provided the dagger just seconds into the second half. The forward took a Javier Morales pass and blasted it at Gspurning. The rebound made its way back to Findley and he buried his next attempt to double the lead.

The Seattle trio of Obafemi Martins, Eddie Johnson and Lamar Neagle were kept quiet most of the night.

Johnson nearly stole a Khari Stephenson back pass in the fifth minute that could have spelled danger for RSL, but since then Salt Lake has tightened things up and has managed to keep the Sounders without a a shot until the 74th minute.

RSL forward Alvaro Saborio started for his club for the first time in more than two months because of injury and international duty.

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