RSL beats Earthquakes in U.S. Open Cup qualifier
Nat Borchers scored for Real Salt Lake with three minutes left in
extra time to send the match to penalty kicks and RSL coverted all
five tries in a 5-3 victory Wednesday against the San Jose
Earthquakes in U.S. Open Cup qualifying.
Will Johnson, Kyle Beckerman, Robbie Findley, Robbie Russell
and Andy Williams all scored for RSL.
Joey Gjertsen, Brandon McDonald and Ramon Sanchez converted
for San Jose, but Arturo Alvarez’s miss proved decisive.
Real Salt Lake will face either FC Dallas or D.C. United next
month, with the winner of that match earning a berth in the full
U.S. Open Cup field. The MLS is only allowed eight spots in the
San Jose scored three consecutive goals and appeared in
position to win thanks to Justin Morrow’s goal in the 103rd minute.