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Salt Lake defeats KC for 5th straight win

May 30, 2010 - 3:07 AM SANDY, Utah(AP) -- Fabian Espindola and Alvaro Saborio scored three minutes apart in the first half to lead Real Salt Lake to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Wizards on Saturday night, its franchise-record fifth straight win.

Robbie Russell and Ned Grabavoy also scored for the defending MLS Cup champions, who improved to 6-3-1 for the best start in franchise history. The victory also extended Real Salt Lake's regular-season home winning streak to 15 games, while the Wizards watched their winless streak reach seven games.

Kansas City was the last team to win at Rio Tinto Stadium on May 16, 2009.

Espindola beat goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen off the far post in the 31st minute for his second goal in as many games, then fed Saborio a cross from the left side for Real Salt Lake's second goal in the 34th minute.

After Josh Wolff scored his first goal of the season for the Wizards (2-5-2) from the top of the box in the 42nd minute, Russell fired home the rebound of a free kick in the 84th minute, moments after Kansas City's Davy Arnaud was ejected with a red card.

Grabavoy scored the final goal on a breakaway in stoppage time.

Real Salt Lake's Robbie Findley was picked for the U.S. national team headed to the World Cup in South Africa, and played earlier in the day in a warm-up match against Turkey. Midfielder and captain Kyle Beckerman also missed the game with a foot injury.

Kansas City played without midfielder Roger Espinoza, who is preparing to play in the World Cup for Honduras.