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MLS: Chivas USA 1, Real Salt Lake 0

March 25, 2012 at 12:20 AM   |   Comments

SANDY, Utah, March 25 (UPI) -- Casey Townsend scored in the 72nd minute Saturday, handing previously winless Chivas USA a 1-0 decision over Real Salt Lake.

Townsend's game-winner came when Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando couldn't hang onto a cross from midfielder Nick LaBrocca and the rookie striker was there to kick in the loose ball.

The victory was the first of year for the Goats (1-2-0) and handed new Coach Robin Fraser his initial triumph.

RSL (2-1-0) stepped up its attack in the final minutes but couldn't dent Chivas goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, who dove to knock away a Fabian Espindola drive in the 93rd minute.

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