Jefferson Savarino’s long-range blast late in stoppage time gave Real Salt Lake a 2-1 victory over Atlanta United on Friday night.

Savarino shook free and sent a high, hard shot from outside the box to the far side for his second goal of the season.

Sebastian Saucedo opened the scoring for Salt Lake (6-6-1) in the 36th minute. Outside the box, Saucedo put the ball between diving goalkeeper Brian Guzan and the post.

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst, right, reacts after receiving a yellow card during MLS soccer match action against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Friday, May 24, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst, right, reacts after receiving a yellow card during MLS soccer match action against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Friday, May 24, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Josef Martínez tied it for defending MSL champion Atlanta (6-5-2) in the 78th minute. Martínez finished a run down the middle by slipping around a defender in the box just in time to slot Franco Escobar’s centering pass past Nick Rimando.

Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst (3) reacts after receiving a yellow card during an MLS soccer match against Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah, Friday, May 24, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)
Atlanta United defender Michael Parkhurst (3) reacts after receiving a yellow card during an MLS soccer match against Real Salt Lake in Sandy, Utah, Friday, May 24, 2019. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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