SANDY -- The journey from jubilation to frustration was a brief one.
It lasted just six minutes.
That's all the time it took for the Chicago Fire to wreck Alvaro Saborio's triumphant return to the pitch for Real Salt Lake
Saborio, seeing action for the first time since April 20, scored a 78th minute header break a scoreless draw, but the Fire's Quincy Amarikwa equalized in the 84th minute and the two sides finished their affair at Rio Tinto Stadium in a 1-1 draw on Saturday night.
It was a frustrating finish for Salt Lake, which commanded the match for most of the night, outpacing Chicago 9-2 in shots on goal and 20-12 overall. RSL also held a 68-32 advantage in possession and completed 87 percent of its 574 total passes.
Making for an even potentially worse finish, RSL boss Jason Kreis seemed to indicate after the match that Saborio had re-injured the quadriceps that had kept him out of action for a month.
Real (6-5-3) certainly looked the part of a massive favorite early, keeping control of the ball and finding seams in the Fire defense that created numerous quality opportunities.
Had it not been for a strong night from Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson, the match would have likely been over at halftime. Johnson made four saves during the opening 45 minutes, including three during a rapid-fire three minute span midway through the half.
Real started the second half right where it left off in the first, continuing to pressure the Chicago goal and again forcing Johnson to make three saves in another three-minute span early in the half.
Saborio came on in the 62nd minute, replacing forward Robbie Findley, and immediately went to work. Just seconds after his entry, Saborio got a touch on the ball deep in the box, but the pass had too much power behind it and it got away.
He finally found the back of the net in the 78th minute, when midfielder Sebastian Velasquez passed the ball to midfielder Ned Grabavoy out on the left side, with Grabavoy floating a header across the goalmouth. Saborio rose up past two defenders and hammered the ball into the net from the right side to put RSL up 1-0 and set off a raucous celebration.
In the 84th minute, Jalil Anibaba used a long throw-in from the 18 extended to deliver the ball to Austin Berry, who played it to Amarikwa, how smashed home a flying volley from close range to level the match at 1-1.
Salt Lake pushed hard to regain the lead in the waning minutes, but wasn't able to break through again and had to settle for a single point.
Real will be back in action in U.S. Open Cup play against the Atlanta Silverbacks on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium.
* IMPACT 5, UNION 3: At Montreal, Marco Di Vaio scored three goals in the opening 32 minutes to lead the Montreal Impact to a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Union on a wet, chilly Saturday night.
Andrew Wenger and rookie Blake Smith each added their first goals of the season for the Impact (7-2-2), who remained unbeaten at home at 5-0-1.
Antoine Hoppenot, Sebastien Le Toux and Jack McInerney scored for the Union (5-5-3).
The 20-year-old McInerney entered the game with a league-leading eight goals and left it tied at the top with 36-year-old Di Vaio.
Justin Mapp had a pair of assists for Montreal.
Di Vaio had a shot at a fourth goal in the opening half but put a left-footed shot just over the crossbar in the 38th.
* TIMBERS 2, D.C. UNITED 0: At Washington, Rodney Wallace scored in the 21st minute and Darlington Nagbe added another goal in the second half, lifting Portland to a win over D.C. United.
Portland (5-1-7) beat United for the first time in four meetings since the club joined MLS in 2011, extending its club-record unbeaten streak to 11 games. The Timbers remain the only undefeated MLS team on the road this season
United (1-9-2) is now winless in its last 10 games -- matching a club record set in 2002 -- and failed to score for the seventh time in 12 games.
D.C. was able to put only two shots on goal.
* REVOLUTION 2, TORONTO FC 0: At Foxborough, Mass., Diego Fagundez extended his scoring streak to three matches, netting his fourth goal of the season to lead New England over Toronto FC.
The 18-year old Fagundez, who hails from the Boston suburb of Leominster, put the Revolution in front in the 23rd minute, one-timing a right-footed shot off the right wing after taking a long cross from the left side by Chris Tierney.
In stoppage time, Juan Agudelo tipped in a cross along the left goal line off a pass from Saer Sene in the 93rd for New England (4-4-4), which is unbeaten in its last three matches at 2-0-1.
Toronto (1-7-4) lost its fifth straight and is winless in its last 10 matches (0-6-4).
* FC DALLAS 1, EARTHQUAKES 0: At Frisco, Texas, Fabian Castillo scored in the 33rd minute and Raul Fernandez made six saves for his fifth shutout of the season, leading FC Dallas to a win over San Jose.
With Dallas clinging to the one-goal lead, San Jose peppered Fernandez over the final 13 minutes, forcing him to make five saves, but was unable to break through.
MLS-leading Dallas (8-2-3), which had its unbeaten streak snapped at nine games last weekend with a 4-2 loss at Seattle, is 7-0-1 at home this season -- outscoring opponents 13-4.
San Jose (3-5-6) has only one victory in its last 10 matches and is winless in six road games this season.
Dallas lost striker Kenny Cooper in the 66th minute after an apparent head injury. Cooper was shoved by Bernardez out of bounds, and as Cooper went down, Bernardez's foot appeared to hit Cooper in the back of the head. After staying down for about two minutes he seemed a bit wobbly on his feet and was immediately helped to the locker room.
* RAPIDS 2, CHIVAS USA 0: At Commerce City, Colo., Atiba Harris scored in the 11th minute to help Colorado extend its unbeaten streak to five games with a win over Chivas USA.
Nathan Sturgis added a late goal for the Rapids (5-4-4), who are 3-0-2 during the streak.
The Rapids have not lost in six home games against Chivas and have eight wins and two ties in their last 10 against the Los Angeles club since March 21, 2009.
Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin is 5-2-4 with five shutouts since taking over for injured Matt Pickens, who is out several months because of a broken forearm. Chivas (3-6-2) has been outscored 13-1 in four straight losses.