Real Salt Lake 2, Atlanta United 1 | 2019 MLS Match Recap
With the score tied deep into stoppage time, Savarino stepped up and ripped a vicious shot past Brad Guzan into the side netting just before the referee blew the final whistle.
To open the scoring, with almost an exact re-creation of his strike last week which earned Goal of the Week honors, Sebastian Saucedo also scored a long-range shot into the bottom corner in the 36th minute. Josef Martinez scored an equalizer in the second half, almost earning Atlanta a road draw. Pity Martinez and Franco Escobar assisted Martinez's strike.
- 36' – RSL – Sebastian Saucedo | WATCH
- 79' – ATL – Josef Martinez | WATCH
- 90+4' – RSL – Jefferson Savarino | WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: Don't look now, but Real Salt Lake are streaking. Three straight wins lift RSL to fifth place in the Western Conference. Also: Atlanta United haven't earned a comeback win since September of last year. They came close against RSL.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Savarinoooooooo!
Sava at the death pic.twitter.com/b9ERwMSmiH— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) May 25, 2019
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Bofo Saucedo isn't giving up that starting spot easily. He has been a difference-maker for three consecutive games, as has Jefferson Savarino.