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Garcia leaves it late as RSL edges SKC

Jun 22, 2015 - 4:17 AM Sandy, UT (SportsNetwork.com) - An Olmes Garcia stoppage time tally proved to be the difference on Sunday as Real Salt Lake escaped Rio Tinto Stadium with a dramatic 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City.

These two clubs met in MLS Cup final back in 2013 and when they get together is usually a physical affair. Sunday was no exception as referee Drew Fischer handed out six yellow cards between the two sides.

The home side opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a little set-piece magic is Javier Morales swung an excellent free kick into the box to the back post, where Sebastian Jaime nodded it off the crossbar and in behind Sporting goalkeeper Tim Melia.

RSL dominated the play the next 15 minutes after the goal, but Sporting pulled level on 30 minutes when Benny Feilhaber slid a perfect ball into the path of Dominic Dwyer and the England native rocketed it past RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando for his fifth tally of the season.

Things got even more physical in the second half, and both teams created several opportunities hoping to snag all three points.

RSL head coach Jeff Cassar made a pair of offensive minded substitutions, bringing on Luis Gill in the 70th minute and youngster Jordan Allen a minute prior looking for a spark.

Sporting countered by bringing on forward Jacob Peterson with 15 minutes to play.

The defining play came in the second minute of added time when Garcia cut inside to his right foot and swung the ball into the box. SKC defender Kevin Ellis stuck his leg out to make the block, but defelcted the ball into the top right corner, leaving Melia with no chance for a save.