Real Salt Lake beats Seattle Sounders, 2-1

Andrew Brody’s 64th-minute goal lifts RSL to victory.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Real Salt Lake's Andrew Brody, right, show with teammate Rubio Rubin during a game last season, scored the decisive goal as Real Salt Lake beat the host Seattle Sounders 2-1 on Sunday night, Aug. 14, 2022.

Seattle • Andrew Brody’s goal helped lead Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday.

Brody scored the game-winner in the 64th minute, assisted by Jefferson Savarino, putting RSL (10-8-7) up 2-1.

With the win, RSL solidified its hold on fifth place in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference.

Sergio Córdova scored on a counterattack in the 32nd minute, with an assist from Savarino, to give RSL a 1-0 lead. Córdova’s first shot on the breakaway was stopped at the center of the goal, but he got another shot off the rebound and knocked the ball into the bottom left corner.

Seattle midfielder Albert Rusnak, formerly of RSL, scored an equalizer in the 62nd minute, with a shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Nicolas Lodeiro assisted.

The Sounders outshot RSL 14-6. Both teams had three shots on goal.

Zac MacMath saved two of the three shots he faced for RSL. Stefan Frei saved one of the three shots he faced for the Sounders.

RSL next plays on Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps at home, and the Sounders will visit the LA Galaxy on Friday.