Sandy • As witnessed in Saturday's loss at Vancouver, soccer remains a painfully beautiful game. For instance, Real Salt Lake played well, yet was undermined by a series of unfortunate occurrences in the Whitecaps' 2-1 victory.
"Yeah, that sucks," said RSL forward Fabian Espindola, nicely summing up the situation. "Just a lot of small mistakes that cost [us] too much sometimes. If you find the goal first … we're good. We're not finding that right now."
RSL (13-9-3) nearly found the goal first, but Alvaro Saborio smacked a ball off the post midway through the first half. Nat Borchers' header in the waning moments snapped the team's scoring drought of 450 minutes in all competitions (360 in Major League Soccer), but it was not enough as Real dropped its fifth consecutive road match, including Champions League competition.