There were few scoring chances for either side until Salt Lake's Javier Morales curled a free kick around the wall and hit the post. The ball bounced to Espindola, who delivered his first goal of the season.
Salt Lake improved to 4-0-0 and extended its home unbeaten streak to 27 games. Colorado (3-2) has lost two in a row.
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