Espindola's two goals lift Real Salt LakeChivas USA defender Danny Califf, left, battles Real Salt Lake forward Alvaro Saborio, of Costa Rica, for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, June 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
CARSON, Calif. (AP) Fabian Espindola scored two goals to help Real Salt Lake beat Chivas USA 3-0 on Saturday night.
Espindola put Real Salt Lake (10-3-2) up in the 41st minute after a giveaway in midfield led to a Kyle Beckerman pass from 35 yards that found the Argentine, who eluded Chivas (4-7-3) defender Danny Califf to head in the opening goal.
Espindola added another goal in the 54th minutes when Ned Grabavoy found him mid-run. Espindola then deked past defender Rauwshan McKenzie before scoring his second of the night. With his two goal performance, Espindola placed himself in a tie with forward Alvaro Saborio for the club scoring lead.
Salt Lake added a third goal in stoppage time when midfielder Will Johnson had his first of the season.