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Rapids Shut Out In 5th Straight Loss

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Fabian Espindola of Real Salt Lake is taken out by Tyson Wahl of the Colorado Rapids as he heads for the goal during the second half of an MLS soccer game July 21, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Fabian Espindola of Real Salt Lake is taken out by Tyson Wahl of the Colorado Rapids as he heads for the goal during the second half of an MLS soccer game July 21, 2012 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

SANDY, UTAH (AP) — Alvaro Saborio and Will Johnson both scored and Real Salt Lake beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 Saturday night.

Salt Lake (12-7-3) won its second straight at home to bounce back from a 5-0 loss at San Jose a week earlier.

Colorado (7-13-1) lost its fifth straight and is winless in its last eight meetings against Salt Lake.

Salt Lake got on the scoreboard in the 32nd minute by capitalizing on defensive blunder by the Rapids. Fabian Espindola stepped in front of a back pass from Marvelle Wynne to Colorado goalkeeper Matt Pickens. Espindola collided with Pickens and the ball trickled out to Saborio in the goalmouth, and he tapped the ball inside the right post for a 1-0 lead.

Johnson added an insurance goal in the 90th minute off a takeaway. He rushed toward the right post and fired the ball inside the left post, burying it in the corner.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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