Real Salt Lake Finds Form Against the Vancouver Whitecaps

For a Real Salt Lake team that has been struggling for several weeks, a home match against the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps could not have come at a better time.

Playing without three players—with their international teams—and missing Jamison Olave due to red card suspension, a shorthanded Real Salt Lake dominated the match with both possession and scoring opportunities from start to finish.

The result was a 2-0 victory and three full points in the standings for Real Salt Lake.

For the first time in several games, Real Salt Lake was able to score an early goal and take a lead into halftime.

After a long buildup and a few good scoring chances that narrowly missed the goal, Jean Alexandre, getting his second straight start at the forward position, was able to punch one into the back of the net.

In the 32nd minute, Alexandre received a great through ball from Kyle Beckerman at the top of the box, took a couple of touches ...

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