10-man D.C. United let another early lead slip away in loss to Real Salt Lake

D.C. United's Joseph Mora (28) receives a red card during an MLS soccer game against Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah, Saturday, May 12, 2018. (Scott G. Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Jefferson Savarino and Albert Rusnak each had a goal and an assist in Real Salt Lake's 3-2 victory over 10-man D.C. United on Saturday night.

D.C. United went down a man in the 22nd minute when Joseph Mora was initially shown a yellow card for a violent tackle, but was then sent off after video review.

Corey Baird's header tied it at 1 a minute earlier for RSL (4-5-1), and Rusnak made it 2-1 in the 26th with a right-footed shot that split through several United defenders. Jefferson Savarino added a third for Salt Lake, slotting a well-timed chip past goalkeeper Steve Clark in the 56th.

Paul Arriola opened the scoring in the ninth minute for D.C. United (1-5-2).

Steve Birnbaum's header brought United within one with in the 83rd minute.

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