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Real extends first place lead with 2-1 win



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SALT LAKE CITY (Monday, July 28, 2008) - Real Salt Lake's version of "Monday Night Futbol" came down to the final minutes against Toronto FC, but an 87th minute goal by FW Robbie Findley would be enough to lift the Utah side to a thrilling 2-1 victory in front of 12,319 fans at Rice-Eccles Stadium this evening.

After a scoreless first half for both sides, Real Salt Lake (7-6-6, 27 pts.) got some help in the final third from DF Jamison Olave, who finished off a cross from fellow back-liner Chris Wingert in the 63rd minute to move the scoreboard to 1-0, RSL.

An Olave foul in the 84th minute set up a free kick for Toronto FC (6-7-4, 22 pts.) just outside the penalty area, and Reds MF Amado Guevara appeared to grab a share of the spoils for the visitors by converting the dead ball opportunity from 25 yards out into the upper left corner of goal to draw the match even at 1-1.

But Findley provided the dramatic finish for Real Salt Lake three minutes later, as his sliding finish from 14 yards out off a rebounded shot allowed RSL to take the lead for good and head into an 18-day break with a four-point lead in the Western Conference standings over second-place sharers Houston and Los Angeles.

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