Sebastian Blanco had two goals and an assist, and the Portland Timbers pushed Real Salt Lake to the outer fringes of playoff contention with a 4-1 win Saturday night in front of 20,034 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Jamison Olave dabbled in Spanish-language radio broadcasts for the club that brought him from his native Colombia to Salt Lake City, where he earned his green card in 2010 that allowed him to remain stateside. But his heart was always in coaching.
Tierna Davidson scored her first career goal, Christen Press added a second-half goal and the U.S. women's national team extended its unbeaten streak to 20 games with a 3-0 victory over Chile in an exhibition match Friday night.
Jefferson Savarino scored twice, and Corey Baird added a goal and two assist, and Real Salt Lake took out its road-scoring woes with a 6-0 thumping Saturday night over nine-man Colorado to retain possession of the Rocky Mountain Cup at DSG Park in Co
Albert Rusnak scored two goals in stoppage time, and Real Salt Lake snuck away with three points on the road for just the second time all season with a 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday night.