Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Real picks up first win overseas in a blowout
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2005, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Real Salt Lake earned its first victory against an overseas opponent Tuesday when it beat Beira Mar of Algarve 4-0 in Portugal.

It was Real's widest margin of victory and it extended the team's preseason record to 5-1-1. Coach John Ellinger said the team's development is on schedule.

"We pretty much just dominated totally in the second half," Ellinger said. Early on, Beira Mar was able to keep control of the ball for some stretches of time, but at halftime, Real still had a 2-0 lead.

"As the game went on, we got more and more in control of the situation," Ellinger said. Jamie Watson scored two goals and had an assist. Luke Kreamalmeyer and Kevin Novak also scored. Beira Mar is in the Portuguese 2-B division; today, Real will play Portimonense of the Portuguese 2-A division, a slightly more difficult opponent.

Star players Eddie Pope and Clint Mathis were unavailable while they trained with the U.S. national team.

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.