Talkin' Sports | Stories - Morales, RSL Thump FC Dallas 3-0
Sunday, July 14 2013, 05:49 PM MDT
Morales, RSL Thump FC Dallas 3-0
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Javier Morales scored a goal and set up Ned Grabavoy and Olmes Garcia to help Real Salt Lake beat FC Dallas 3-0 Saturday night for the franchise's first win in the state of Texas.

At 11-5-4 Real Salt Lake, is unbeaten in its last eight games. Josh Saunders and Jeff Attinella made three saves each for RSL with Nick Rimando away on national team duty. Saunders had to leave in the 50th minute due to a knee injury.

Salt Lake was 0-11-2 record at Dallas and 0-8-1 in Houston.

Dallas (8-5-7) is winless in its last seven games, with just four points, and lost at home for the first time this season.

Grabavoy's fourth goal of the season made it 2-0 in the 79th minute and Garcia, who didn't enter the match until the 70th minute, tacked on his fifth of the year in the 90th to seal the victory.

After Dallas controlled most of the action through the first half, Salt Lake seized the lead in the 39th minute on Morales' fifth goal of the season. On the counter-attack following a Dallas free kick keep in Salt Lake territory, Morales swept in off the left wing, popping a low shot between the legs of Dallas defender Zach Loyd from eight yards out that rolled just inside the far post.

Grabavoy's goal came on a blazing 10-yard shot, off a nice pass from Abdoulie Mansally, that beat Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez into the upper right corner of the net.

Garcia put the finishing touches on the game when his shot from 15 yards out bounced through several bodies and beat the diving Fernandez just inside the right post.

Dallas had the match's first scoring chance in the 11th minute, when Fabian Castillo drilled a 10-yard shot that forced Saunders to made a solid save, punching the ball just over the crossbar.

Saunders made another big stop in the 29th minute, diving to his left to stop Castillo's 18-yard blast.

Saunders was first hurt in the 41st minute after leaping up for a ball and then landing awkwardly. After staying down for a bit, Saunders stayed in the game, but didn't take any more goal kicks for the remainder of the first half.

It was after his first goal kick of the second half, in the 49th minute, that he went down again clutching his left knee again, that he finally came out.

Castillo will be suspended for FC Dallas' next contest for yellow card accumulation after being shown one in stoppage time.

International duty prevented each team from fielding a full lineup, as Dallas was without forward and leading scorer Blas Perez (Panama), while Salt Lake missed Rimando, star midfielder Kyle Beckerman, defender Tony Beltran (all USA) and forward Alvaro Saborio (Costa Rica).

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Morales, RSL Thump FC Dallas 3-0

Sports Photos & Videos - Submit Your Photos Here

More Talkin Sports Stories

Bobby Wagner Interview: April 23, 2014
Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
LaRoche caps Nats comeback for 5-4 win over Angels
Red Sox win 5-1 after Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected
Mets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals 3-2
Cruz hits 2 homers as Orioles beat Blue Jays 10-8
Jack Nicklaus: State of Sport Awards
Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series
Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3
Cueto pitches Reds by Pirates 4-1
Cabrera homers, Tigers beat White Sox 8-6
Shields, Moustakas lead Royals past Indians 8-2
Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead
Tyrone Corbin's Contract Not Renewed by Utah Jazz
Grizzlies beat Thunder 111-105 in OT to tie series
Cabrera hitless in Tigers' 3-1 loss to White Sox
Ramirez, Braun lead Brewers to 4-3 win over Padres
Gattis homers in 10th, Braves beat Marlins 4-2
Real Salt Lake Downs Portland 1-0 to Stay Unbeaten
Knicks Fire Coaching Staff
Several Projected Staters Held Out of Red-White Game
Jazz Win Tiebreaker, Get No. 4 Spot For Lottery
Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0
Molina's error helps Nationals beat Cardinals 3-1
76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'
NBA Playoffs Looking More Wide-Open Than Expected
Utah's Rebuilding Season Proves Difficult
Revere's RBI single ifts Phillies over Braves 1-0
Gibson's gem guides Twins past Blue Jays 7-0
Tigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians
Kouzmanoff, Rangers beat Mariners 8-6
Jaguars release LB Allen after failed physical
Burke's 32 lift Jazz over Wolves in the finale
Punchless Rays go quietly in 3-0 loss to Orioles
Pirates shut out by Reds' Cueto 4-0
Bengals sign punter T.J. Conley
AP Source: Giants sign QB Josh Freeman as backup
Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson
Manchester City Tops Wage Bill Survey
Marlins snap 8-game skid by beating Nats 11-2
Cards pitching shuts down Brewers again 6-1
Dodgers' Wilson activated for game vs. Giants
Leake's HR leads Reds over Pirates 7-5 for split
Knicks pound Nets again as Anthony sits
Kyle Whimpey Interview: April 14, 2014
Young scores 41 to lead Lakers past Jazz, 119-104
Hillsborough: A Tragedy That United a City
Nats Hand Marlins 8th Straight Loss, 9-2
Carter-Williams Leads 76ers Past Celtics, 113-108
Rangers manager ejected for replay dispute
Chen Sharp as Orioles Beat Archer and Rays 7-1
Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed
Bubba Watson Wins Another Green Jacket at Augusta
USU Head Coach Matt Wells On Talkin' Sports
Union Rallies to Tie Real Salt Lake 2-2
Utes Look For Consistency in New Offense
Aggies Look For Individual Improvment During Spring
Ute Gymnasts Prepare For Next Week's NCAA Championships
Former Weber State product Damian Lillard
Advertise with us!


Pay It Forward
Fresh Living
Family Matters
Road Trippin
Hooked On Utah

Advertise with us!