Real Salt Lake beat Chivas USA, 1-0, on Saturday to lift the Utah club one point higher than the Goats in the Western Conference.
Midway through the first half, Ned Grabavoy handled a deflected Chivas USA corner. Nick Rimando made a diving save to push Edgar Mejia's penalty away and keep the game goalless.
RSL opened the scoring early in the second half. Javier Morales collected an errant pass in his own half and started a flowing move that ended up with Alvaro Saborio on the right side of the Chivas USA box. Saborio crossed and Morales peeled off his marker to head home unmarked.
In the fourth minute of stoppage, Mejía was ejected. Additionally, Bobby Burling picked up his fifth yellow card of the season and will sit out a game with suspension.
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