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Real Salt Lake concludes preseason with 3-1 win over Austin Aztex



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Real Salt Lake concluded its fifth preseason with a pair of late goals to tally a 3-1 win over USL Division I squad Austin Aztex.

Jamison Olave opened Saturday's scoring with a near-post header in the 37th minute.

Real Salt Lake outshot Austin 26-10 on the day, including a 10-4 advantage in shots on goal.

Austin tied the game in the 71st minute when a corner kick snuck through to the far post and was poked home by Aztex Kieron Bernard.

RSL seized back to take the lead in the 82nd minute when Movsisyan scored. Two minutes into second-half stoppage time Javier Morales scored, giving Real a 3-1 victory.

"I think the next step for this team is pretty clear to everybody and that is how clinical we will be in front of the net. Because if we are clinical, I don't think that game was ever close," said Head Coach Jason Kreis. "This preseason gave us a chance to focus on tactical understanding you need to have to get through a long and arduous season and the physical preparation that has to be put in. We've addressed both and I think our guys are ready."

Following next weekend's season opener in Seattle, RSL will return to Sandy for its ‘09 home opener on Thursday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. Utah will take on defending MLS Cup champion Columbus Crew.

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