Real Salt Lake continued their dominance of the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night, shutting down the Red Bulls offense yet again on their way to another impressive victory.
Goals from Fabian Espindola and Luis Gil were all RSL needed as the team's tough defense posted a fourth straight shutout against New York, frustrating Thierry Henry and Co. on their way to a 2-0 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Red Bulls were able to keep Real Salt Lake off the board until later in the first half, when Espindola ran onto a pass from Paulo Jr. before beating Red Bulls rookie Ryan Meara in the 39th minute.
RSL didn't waste much time adding to that lead, making it 2-0 early in the second half when rookie Sebastian Velasquez set up Espindola with a chance on goal that Meara saved. The rebound fell to Luis Gil, who slotted home the 58th minute goal.
The Red Bulls had their share of possession, but couldn't break through, falling to RSL via shutout for the fourth straight meeting between the clubs.
Here are the match highlights:
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