Rubín scores 2 goals, Real Salt Lake beats Sporting KC 3-1

MLS Soccer

SANDY, Utah (AP)Rubio Rubin scored two second-half goals on Saturday, and Real Salt Lake beat Sporting Kansas City 3-1.

Rubin gave Salt Lake (2-0-0) a 2-1 lead in the 52nd minute with his first MLS goal and scored again in the 77th minute with a low-skidding strike from the top left corner of the 18-yard box. Rubin’s parents were in attendance for the first time in his professional career.

Alan Pulido opened the scoring for Sporting (1-1-1) in the 17th minute. Khiry Shelton sent a pass across the top of the 18-yard box, Gianluca Busio drew in defender Justen Glad with a dummy run and the wide-open Pulido finished with a right-footed shot from 15 yards.

Damir Kreilach, who assisted both of Rubin’s goals, tied it for Salt Lake in the 35th minute, heading home Andrew Brody’s cross.

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