SANDY (AP) — Jukka Raitala tied it in the 55th minute with a long-distance blast and Montreal held on for a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
RSL speedster Joao Plata opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 26th minute, slotting it in the lower left corner with goalkeeper Evan Bush going the wrong way. Plata was awarded the penalty after getting fouled from behind in the 18-yard box.
Real Salt Lake (10-9-5) is unbeaten in its last four matches and has scored in 18 consecutive home matches, going 14-1-3 during that span. Montreal (9-13-3) snapped a three-game winless streak.
Even with the draw, RSL is still currently in a playoff position.