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SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Javier Morales scored twice to lead Real Salt Lake to a 2-0 victory over the Columbus Crew on Saturday night, extending its franchise-record home unbeaten streak to 21 regular-season games.
The league record is 22, held by the Crew.
Morales scored in the 11th minute, firing a shot from the top left corner of the penalty box off the far post and past goalkeeper William Hesmer.
In the 60th minute, Morales ripped a low free kick to the right of the defensive wall and under a diving Hesmer's outstretched left hand.
The victory allowed RSL (11-4-6) to equal its single-season record of 11 wins, while moving into second place behind the Los Angeles Galaxy, with 39 points.
The Crew (11-5-4) are close behind with 37 points.
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