SANDY, Utah — Goalkeeper Nick Rimando broke the MLS record with his 113th clean sheet as Real Salt Lake cruised to a 3-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night.
Salt Lake scored twice in the opening minutes with an unmarked Joao Plata scoring his 10th goal of the season from a header in the 11th minute, before Javier Morales’s cross found defender Chris Schuler inside the 6-yard box to tap home two minutes later. The pair connected again in the 24th minute, with Schuler heading in Morales’ corner kick.
Rimando passed Kevin Hartman for the record to help Salt Lake move into first place in the Western Conference, a point ahead of Seattle, which plays Houston on Sunday.
At Columbus, Ohio, Luke Moore’s 84th minute strike gave Toronto FC a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Crew.
Elsewhere, Sebastien Le Toux scored a brace to lead the Philadelphia Union over Montreal 2-1.
In other matches, FC Dallas had a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids and the Portland Timbers beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0.
By wire sources