Tony Beltran picked up his second yellow card in the 53rd minute, meaning Real Salt Lake will have to play the final 37 minutes of the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal match against the Columbus Crew with only 10 men. Beltran picked up his second yellow on what was deemed a wreckless challenge. As a result, Robbie Russell was brought on for Fabian Espindola in the 58th minute.
RSL now finds itself in a potentially tricky position. RSL will likely be forced to play for a 0-0 tie, but with away goals being the first tiebreaker in CCL competition, that could leave them at a potential disadvantage heading back to Rio Tinto Stadium. That game will be played on March 2.
To their credit, though, RSL has continued to attack in the 10 minutes or so after Beltran's second yellow card. They have also been forced to fend of some dangerous opportunities from the Crew.