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Alvaro Saborio scored twice in a five-minute span of the second half and Real Salt Lake routed the New England Revolution 5-0 on Friday night to extend its home unbeaten streak to a franchise-record 18 games.
Defending MLS champion Salt Lake (8-3-3) also extended its overall unbeaten streak to nine with its fourth straight shutout. Goalkeeper Nick Rimando has not allowed a goal in 408 minutes, breaking his franchise-record streak of 355 minutes.
Fabian Espindola and Jamison Olave had first-half goals and Robbie Findley completed the scoring in the second half.
The Revolution (3-9-2) were shut out for the fifth time in their last six games. They have lost their last two games at Rio Tinto Stadium by a combined 11-0.
Espindola scored in the 27th minute, just a few minutes after bickering with several New England defenders. The striker settled a pass from Robbie Russell with his chest in front of New England's Emmanuel Osei at the top of the box, and fired a sliding left-footed shot past goalkeeper Matt Reis to the far post. Reis made just his second start of the season, after offseason knee and shoulder surgeries.
Olave doubled the lead in first-half stoppage time, when the Revs left him unmarked at the top of the box, allowing him to head home a free kick from Javier Morales.
Saborio struck in the 52nd and 57th minutes. First, he poked home a low pass from Russell that found his feet perfectly at point-blank range. Then, the ran onto a low cross from Morales and back-heeled it behind his back and past Reis.
Findley entered the game at halftime, in his first game since returning from the World Cup in South Africa, and scored in the 85th minute after beating the Revs' Kevin Alston inside the box.
This program aired on July 3, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.
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