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Camps, Findley lead Real Salt Lake past Chivas

Aug 27, 2009 - 4:26 AM By JASEN ASAY STATS MLS Correspondent

SANDY, Utah (STATS) ??? Pablo Campos knew his time would come, but he would just have to wait.

Campos scored in his first start with his new team and Robbie Findley added two goals as Real Salt Lake continued its home dominance with a 4-0 victory over Chivas USA on Wednesday night.

Campos, who was traded to Real Salt Lake (8-9-6) from San Jose on July 15 and made his first start on Wednesday, scored in the 43rd minute by heading in a perfect cross from forward Fabian Espindola.

Having only played 97 minutes since joining RSL, Campos was anxious to finally be in the starting lineup.

"I was told at the beginning that it would take me a while before I got in the rhythm and got to know the players and they got to know me," Campos said. "Now I think we're getting there."

Espindola added to the lead in the 75th minute when his left-footed blast sailed past Chivas USA goalkeeper Lance Parker into the upper corner of the goal. Findley, who entered the game for Campos in the 67th minute, notched goals in the 85th and 89th minute, helping RSL improve to 7-1-4 at home.

Findley moved into a four-way tie for second place in MLS with 10 goals this season.

"If I come in off the bench I just want to be able to provide a little spark and energy for my team, and hopefully tire the defense out a little more," Findley said. "I was able to do that tonight."

Findley had made 15 starts this season, including the last three matches, but RSL coach Jason Kreis felt the need to shake up the lineup Wednesday so Campos was inserted into the starting lineup.

Campos had made five appearances this season for RSL and prior to the trade he played in 14 games - nine starts - for the Earthquakes and scored two goals. He was a second-half sub at New England on Sunday, and following that game Kreis decided Campos had finally earned his opportunity to start.

"We knew there was going to be a transition time," Kreis said. "It's taken him a long time to get used to the altitude, fully fit and he hasn't had a whole lot of opportunities yet."

Chivas USA (10-8-3) had a chance to take the lead in the 23rd minute when Jesus Padilla had a good look from just outside the penalty box, but goalkeeper Nick Rimando made a diving save and knocked the ball out of bounds.

Chivas USA only had two shots on goal as RSL's defense didn't allow many goal-scoring opportunities.

Rimando finished with two saves for his seventh shutout of the season.

"Without any really hard work we handed them a goal the mistake we made on the first goal absolutely decides which way the game is going to go," said Chivas USA coach Preki. "When you're one goal down you have to change the way you're playing. But give them credit because they came out with more of a sense of urgency and they wanted it more."

Chivas USA's starting goalkeeper Zach Thornton left the game at halftime after re-aggravating a right quad strain initially suffered July 29 in the MLS All-Star Game also at Rio Tinto Stadium.