The Rapids had the first opportunity of the game in the 12th minute. Terry Cooke aimed his corner kick to the near post where Niko Hernandez met it with his head but the shot went just wide.
Paced by a strong defensive effort
The Rapids opened the scoring off a free kick in the 19th minute when Cooke took the restart from the side of the penalty area and found Facundo Erpen who headed it into the net.
In the 36th minute Colin Clark broke behind the Real defense after a give-and-go from Hernandez but his shot went just wide.
The Rapids gave up their first goal of the preseason as
In the 60th minute Christian Gomez who was signed by the Rapids earlier this month made his first appearance for
RSL – Movsisyan (Sturgis Joy) 40
RSL – Espindola (unassisted) 81
RSL – Morales (Caution) 37
Colorado Rapids: Justin Hughes (Bouna Coundoul 45) Kosuke Kimura (Brandon Prideaux 45) Facundo Erpen (Cesar Zambrano 45) Stephen Keel (Jordan Harvey 45) Jose Luis Burciaga Jr. (Chase Hilgenbrinck 45) Terry Cooke (Nico Colaluca 45) Nick LaBrocca (Brian Grazier 45) John DiRaimondo (Ciaran O’Brien 45) Colin Clark (Scott Campbell 45 Christian Gomez 60) Omar Cummings (Jacob Peterson 45) Niko Hernandez (Jovan Kirovski 45)
Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando (Chris Seitz 45) Ian Joy (Tony Beltran 60) Nat Borchers (Dustin Kirby 60) Matias Mantilla (David Horst 60) Chris Wingert (Craig Ziadie 60) Kenny Cutler (Matias Cordoba 60) Javier Morales (Kevin Reiman 60) Nathan Sturgis Andy Williams (Alex Nimo 60) Robbie Findley (Fabian Espindola 45) Yura Movsisyan (Indra Daud 45)