Sandy, UT (Sports Network) - Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Kyle Reynish was the
most relieved man in Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday when Nat Borchers scored in
stoppage time to hand his team a 3-2 win over FC Dallas.
With first-choice goalkeeper Nick Rimando away on international duty, Reynish
was given the nod in goal, and he nearly made a terrible error in the 85th
minute to cost his team three points.
A shot from the edge of the penalty area from Blas Perez was hit straight at
Reynish, but he appeared to be caught off guard and allowed it to go in off
But a failed clearance in stoppage time by a Dallas defender handed Borchers a
chance to snatch back all three points, and he dispatched his shot in the top
corner of the net to extend RSL's unbeaten run to six games, letting Reynish
off the hook.
Perez was the most dangerous man for either side in a scoreless first half,
but it wasn't until after the break that the match really picked up.
Alvaro Saborio scored the first of his two goals just before the hour mark
when he sent a glancing header past goalkeeper Kevin Hartman from close range
after a cross from Terukazu Tanaka.
The lead held up until the final 15 minutes when Dallas equalized through Matt
Hedges, who scored from a tight angle despite the efforts of Reynish to palm
the ball out before it crossed the goal line.
Saborio had an answer less than two minutes later when he beat Hartman at his
near post after taking a pass from Ned Grabavoy for his second goal of the
Reynish then gifted Dallas the equalizer five minutes from time, while Fabian
Espindola saw his header come back off the crossbar for Salt Lake in the 90th
But the Hoops returned the favor and handed Borchers the chance to win the
game as a failed clearance saw Borchers find the net from 12 yards to extend
the winless streak of Dallas to nine games.
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