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Savarino scores late, Real Salt Lake beats Atlanta United

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Real Salt Lake's Jefferson Savarino (7) vies for the ball with Atlanta United's Brek Shea (20) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Sandy, Utah, Friday, May 24, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Real Salt Lake's Jefferson Savarino (7) vies for the ball with Atlanta United's Brek Shea (20) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Sandy, Utah, Friday, May 24, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino's long-range blast late in stoppage time gave Real Salt Lake a 2-1 victory over Atlanta United on Friday night.

Savarino shook free and sent a high, hard shot from outside the box to the far side for his second goal of the season.

Sebastian Saucedo opened the scoring for Salt Lake (6-6-1) in the 36th minute. Outside the box, Saucedo put the ball between diving goalkeeper Brian Guzan and the post.

Josef Martínez tied it for defending MSL champion Atlanta (6-5-2) in the 78th minute. Martínez finished a run down the middle by slipping around a defender in the box just in time to slot Franco Escobar's centering pass past Nick Rimando.

GALAXY 1, ORLANDO CITY 0

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan dos Santos scored in the 19th minute, David Bingham made six saves for his fourth shutout and Los Angeles beat Orlando City to end a four-game losing streak.

The Galaxy (8-5-1) played their second game without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the star forward banned for two games for violent conduct. Orlando City dropped to 4-7-3.

LOS ANGELES FC 4, IMPACT 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela scored his league-leading 15th goal and Tristan Blackmon got the first of his career in the win for Los Angeles.

It is the fifth time this season LAFC (10-1-4) has scored four goals in a game. Vela also assisted on Latif Blessing's first goal of the season in the 31st minute. Christian Ramirez opened the scoring in the seventh minute on a gaff by Montreal keeper Evan Bush, who kicked a simple clearing attempt into Ramirez and it deflected into the goal.

Tyler Miller lost his bid for a shutout when a Montreal centering past went off LAFC defender Eddie Segura in the 70th minute. The Impact (6-6-3) added a penalty kick by Saphir Taider in the 84th minute.

LAFC is unbeaten in six straight games overall and eight straight at home.

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