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SANDY, Utah -- Alvaro Saborio and Joao Plata each scored in the second half to help Real Salt Lake overcome a slow start to earn a 2-1 victory over Chivas USA on Wednesday night. Cheap Air Max 97 All Blue China . Real Salt Lake (16-10-8) clinched a top-two seed heading into the MLS playoffs. RSL can clinch the top seed in the west if Chivas beats or draws Portland on Saturday. Chivas (6-19-8) threatened a late rally after a goal from reserve forward Julio Morales in the 77th minute, but the Goats couldnt bridge the gap and fell to RSL for the third time this season. RSL got on board in the 49th minute when Saborio slotted a penalty kick inside the right post. Salt Lake took a two-goal lead in the 52nd minute on Platas goal. After a failed attack by Javier Morales, Plata collected the ball outside the 18-yard box and fired it down the middle, burying a low shot inside the left post. "We know that weve been struggling to score goals lately and I think its one of those situations where one comes, its going to be coming in bunches," Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis said. "If you look at that game, we should have probably scored three at least, maybe four goals. On a different night we put those away and make the game easy for ourselves." Morales scored when he got behind Tony Beltran and latched onto a long cross from Carlo Chueca. Morales drew goalie Nick Rimando off his line and slipped the ball past his left side for the goal. "The players were respecting the opponent, but they didnt stop fighting," Chivas coach Jose Luis Real said. "We had very good possession against a very good team and the fight the guys put on the field was very remarkable." Salt Lake controlled possession throughout the first half as Chivas USA packed the box on the defensive end to keep RSL off the scoreboard. It resulted in plenty of scoring opportunities for the home team before halftime -- none of which RSL could finish. Kyle Beckerman bent a free kick on the frame to force a corner kick in the 22nd minute. Beckerman played it as a short corner and worked the ball into the middle of the box. Yordany Alvarez headed a point-blank shot down the middle, but Chivas goalkeeper Tim Melia defended it perfectly. Beckerman crossed the ball into the centre of the box again in the 28th minute. This time, Saborio got a head on the ball and put it right on frame. But Melia dove low to his right and wrapped up the ball. "I feel like every team comes here and they try to sit back," Javier Morales said. "We have to be smart and we have to be patient." Nike Air Max 97 For Sale . Simon (10-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6 1-3 innings to break a tie with the Dodgers Zack Greinke and Cardinals Adam Wainwright for the NL lead in victories. Simon went to spring training as a relief pitcher and moved into the starting rotation when Mat Latos was recovering from elbow and knee surgeries. Cheap Air Max 97 All Gold China . -- Kevin Stadler might be playing in the Masters for the first time, but hes already showing his old man a thing or two.After Peyton Mannings seven-touchdown extravaganza against the defending-champion Baltimore Ravens on opening night, the Denver Broncos have claimed top spot in the TSN.ca NFL Power Rankings, ahead of the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots. Fluctuations will be much larger in the first few weeks as it takes time for the statistics to settle down, but the rankings will react to what happens on the field, even if the first moves are more dramatic. Among the big movers after the first weeks games, the Chicago Bears climbed from 11 to seven on the strength of their win and a few teams above them stumbling. Detroit, with their Reggie Bush-infused offence, climbed fromm 16 to nine, and the speed kills offence of the Philadelphia Eagles jumped from 21 to 10. Cheap Air Max 97 Black China. The Kansas City Chiefs may have benefitted from weak opposition, but their domination of Jacksonville resulted in a move from 26 to 18. Heading south, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a disastrous opening week and fell from nine to 17. The Minnesota Vikings, with problems on defence and at quarterback, moved from 19 to 25 and the turnover-happy (and injury-plagued) New York Giants dipped from 18 to 26. Scott Cullen can be reached at Scott.Cullen@bellmedia.ca and followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tsnscottcullen. For more, check out TSN Fantasy on Facebook.