Movsisyan's goal lifts Real Salt Lake over Chivas

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SANDY, Utah (AP) -- Yura Movsisyan scored in the 90th minute for the second straight game to lead Real Salt Lake to a 1-0 victory over Chivas USA in the opening game of their playoff series.

The teams were poised for a tie, but with the time winding down, midfielder Javier Morales took a quick throw-in from defender Robbie Russell inside the box, and negotiated a pass to Movsisyan near the far post.

Racing past Chivas defender Shavar Thomas, Movsisyan flicked the ball past goalkeeper Zach Thornton, giving the home team a stunning goal for the second straight week. Movsisyan scored in the 90th minute in the regular-season finale at Colorado last week to lift Real Salt Lake into the playoffs.

Real Salt Lake can win the two-game playoff series with a win or tie at Chivas next weekend.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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