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Rimando breaks record, Salt Lake wins 3-0

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 10, 2014 at 12:11 am •  Published: August 10, 2014
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SANDY, Utah (AP) — Goalkeeper Nick Rimando broke the MLS record with his 113th clean sheet as Real Salt Lake cruised to a 3-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night.

Salt Lake scored twice in the opening minutes with an unmarked Joao Plata scoring his 10th goal of the season from a header in the 11th minute, before Javier Morales's cross found defender Chris Schuler inside the 6-yard box to tap home two minutes later. The pair connected again in the 24th minute, with Schuler heading in Morales' corner kick.

Rimando passed Kevin Hartman for the record to help Salt Lake move into first place in the Western Conference, a point ahead of Seattle, which plays Houston on Sunday.

At Columbus, Ohio, Luke Moore's 84th minute strike gave Toronto FC a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew.

Moore's winner came from a header off Collen Warner's corner kick and snatched the win just three minutes after Columbus had leveled it at 2-2 when Justin Meram's cross confused Toronto goalkeeper Joe Bendik and ended up in the net.

Earlier, Gilberto opened the scoring for Toronto in the 43rd minute, depositing a perfectly placed pass by Moore past goalkeeper Steve Clark. Then in second minute of first-half stoppage time, Columbus was awarded a penalty kick and Federico Higuain made no mistake, burying the shot low in the right corner.

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