Real Salt Lake 2 vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
Luis Silva scored late in the first half and Jefferson Savarino struck late in the second half to lift Real Salt Lake to a 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a feisty clash of Western Conference foes Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium
Deep in first-half stoppage time and against the run of play, Silva gave Real Salt Lake (2-2-1) the lead on his first goal of the season. Brooks Lennon landed his service from the right touchline at the feet of Silva, who spun to avoid Efrain Juarez and put a shot that deflected off the heels of Jake Nerwinski past Stefan Marinovic for his first goal of the season.
Savarino insured RSL earned all three points two minutes from full time tapping in a ball cut back from Corey Baird after Damir Kreilach shed a tackle to run into space. Brek Shea pulled Vancouver (3-2-1) to within a goal with a stoppage-time strike on his third goal of the season, but RSL held on for an important home win.
It is the second consecutive home win for RSL, which defeated the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on March 17.