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REVOLUTION 2, REAL SALT LAKE 1

Revolution lose their fourth straight

Revolution defender A.J. Soares (left) and Real Salt Lake forward Devon Sandoval compete for a ball in the first half. (AP Photo/Kim Raff)

KIM RAFF/AP

Revolution defender A.J. Soares (left) and Real Salt Lake forward Devon Sandoval compete for a ball in the first half.

SANDY, Utah — Joao Plata broke a tie on a penalty kick in the 65th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the Revolution 2-1 on Friday night to end a five-game winless streak. New England has lost four in a row.

Plata blasted a rising shot to the upper left corner for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. He got the kick after referee Allen Chapman ruled the Revolution’s Chris Tierney fouled John Stertzer in the penalty area.

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Javier Morales opened the scoring for Real Salt Lake (7-3-7) on a penalty kick in the 35th minute. The Revolution (7-7-2) tied it two minutes later when Darrius Barnes slipped behind the defense for a header off Tierney’s free kick.

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