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Real Salt Lake scores 4 goals in 13 minutes to rout Colorado, 5-1, in Major League Soccer

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SANDY, Utah — Real Salt Lake scored four goals in a 13-minute span on its way to a 5-1 rout over the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer on Friday.

Salt Lake trailed 1-0 early, but responded with its scoring binge to end the first half.

PHOTO: Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Joe Nasco (23) falls to the ground as Real Salt Lake players celebrate after Chris Schuler (28) goal in the first half during an MLS soccer game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Colorado Rapids goalkeeper Joe Nasco (23) falls to the ground as Real Salt Lake players celebrate after Chris Schuler (28) goal in the first half during an MLS soccer game Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Joao Plata sent a well-placed ball into the upper right corner of the net in the 32nd minute to start the scoring.

Javier Morales added a goal from a corner kick a minute later and Chris Schuler cleaned up a free kick in the 37th. Real then got an own goal by Colorado goalkeeper Joe Nasco in the 45th to make it 4-1.

Carlos Salcedo capitalized on a failed clearance to increase the lead to 5-1 in the 63rd.

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