Savarino scores 2 goals, Real Salt Lake beats Rapids 6-0

Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino celebrates a goal against the Colorado Rapids during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

COMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jefferson Savarino had two goals and an assist to help Real Salt Lake beat the Colorado Rapids 6-0 on Saturday night.

Corey Baird added a goal and two assists for Real Salt Lake (12-10-5).

Colorado’s Niki Jackson and Bismark Boateng were each shown a red card in the ninth and 45th minute, respectively.

Damir Kreilach opened the scoring in the sixth minute, first-timing a cross by Plata past a diving Tim Howard from the corner of the 6-yard box.

Savarino, a 21-year-old forward, scored in the 33rd and then rifled a right-footer into the top corner of the net from outside the box to make it 3-0 in the 58th minute.

Joao Plata put away the rebound of his own shot in the 69th, Baird added a goal in the 74th and Albert Rusnak capped the scoring in the 86th minute. He first-timed a volley inside the near post for his third goal in the past two games.

Colorado (6-14-6) was outshot 21-4, including 13-1 on target.

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