Real Salt Lake beats the Portland Timbers

Real Salt Lake beats the Portland Timbers

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SANDY, UT - JULY 7: Goalie Troy Perkins #1 of the Portland Timbers watches as Real Salt Lake's third goal goes in the net on a penalty kick in the second half of an MLS soccer game July 7, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Real Salt Lake beat the Portland Timbers 3-0. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

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Posted on July 7, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 3:23 AM

Sandy, Utah -- Alvaro Saborio scored three second-half goals to help Real Salt Lake earn a 3-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday.

RSL (11-6-3) snapped a four-game winless streak.  Salt Lake also snapped a three-game winless streak at its home stadium.  Portland (5-8-4) lost its third straight road game and is still winless away from home this season.

Saborio broke a prolonged scoring drought for RSL in the 60th minute.  Luis Gil crossed the ball up top to Kyle Beckerman.  Then Beckerman floated a pass down to Saborio in the center of the box.  Saborio headed in the ball to make it 1-0.

He came up with an even better goal two minutes later.  Chris Wingert fired a pass deep into the center of the box.  Saborio met the ball on the run and headed it past Portland goalkeeper Troy Perkins to lift Salt Lake to a 2-0 advantage.

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