Real Salt Lake roughed up by Toronto, 2-1

Real Salt Lake roughed up by Toronto, 2-1



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Real Salt Lake could not build on its momentum.

Collin Samuel scored his first goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 79th minute, giving Toronto FC a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.

RSL, which won its first game in 13 tries on June 23 against D.C. United, was unable to sustain the success against Toronto FC, which won its first road contest of the season.

Samuel's goal came shortly after getting the benefit of the doubt on a questionable tripping call on Real defender Jean-Martial Kipre.

On the go-ahead goal, the 5-9 forward blasted a kick through the right side after Real goalkeeper Sam Reynolds dove to his right, anticipating a shot on the left side of the goal, to give Toronto a 2-1 advantage.

Jeff Cunningham scored the first goal in the match in the 19th minute - his sixth of the season - as fellow Toronto FC forward Danny Dichio found him breaking away from the pack from inside the penalty box area. Cunningham fired a kick that ricocheted off both the right and left posts before settling into the net for an early 1-0 lead.

Real's Alecko Eskandarian scored the lone goal - his second - of the contest for Real, which dropped to 1-3-3 at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

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