SANDY, Utah (AP) - Alvaro Saborio scored a pair of goals in the second half and Nat Borchers came up with the game-winner in stoppage time to lift Real Salt Lake to a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night.
The win helped Real Salt Lake extend its unbeaten streak to six games. FC Dallas is now winless in nine games and has not prevailed in Utah since 2007.
"There is really nothing better than to score a game-winner," said Borchers. "It's just the most incredible feeling in the world. I kind of lost myself a little bit there with the celebration, but it feels good to get three points."
"It's insane," said midfielder Ned Grabavoy. "You play here for a couple years and you think you've seen it all. But we seem to get three or four of those games every year. It's pretty unbelievable."
"What an incredible finish by Nat," added defender Tony Beltran. "It wasn't the prettiest game due to the wind and terrible weather, but we got the result and that's all that matters."
After a scoreless first half, RSL grabbed the lead in the 59th minute on a goal by Saborio, his 5th of the season. After FC Dallas evened the match in the 75th minute on a goal by Matt Hedges, Real scored less than two minutes later when Saborio's shot deflected off the leg of Hedges.
Dallas leveled the match again in the 85th minute when Blas Perez scored on a shot that should have been stopped by RSL goalkeeper Kyle Reynish. But that just made Borcher's goal that much more dramatic.
"I'm glad we won, but we have to stop doing this to ourselves," said midfielder Will Johnson. "It's getting to be a bit much. I'd prefer it to be 3-0 than 3-2."
Injuries and absences for other reasons left both teams short-handed. A total of seven midfielders and defenders were scrubbed because of injuries for FC Dallas. An eighth player, Brek Shea, was also not available because of a suspension. RSL did not have goalkeeper Nick Rimando or team captain Kyle Beckerman because both were playing with the U.S. National Team on Saturday.
Real's next MLS match is June 16th at Chivas USA.