By DAN KARELL
Only six days after conceding four goals in a match, Real Salt Lake dished it right back at another Western Conference opponent.
In front of a national television audience and a sold-out crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL routed the ten-man Portland Timbers, 4-2, extending the home side’s lead atop the Western Conference and Supporters Shield standings to five points. Midfielders Kyle Beckerman and Javier Morales bossed the match while forwards Joao Plata and Alvaro Saborio impacted the match with a goal each.
RSL beat out the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sporting Kansas City, and the Seattle Sounders for this week’s honors.
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