SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Ned Grabavoy scored in the 78th minute and Real Salt Lake defeated the Portland Timbers 1-0 Saturday night to remain Major League Soccer's only unbeaten team.
Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando got his 111th career clean sheet, putting him a shutout away from tying Kevin Hartman on the league's career list. Rimando had missed the team's last two matches because of a knee injury sustained on international duty.
The Timbers (0-3-4) have yet to win a match this season. Real Salt Lake is 3-0-4.
Last season real Salt Lake defeated Portland 5-2 in the two-leg goal-aggregate Western Conference final. Salt Lake went on to the MLS Cup match, falling in a dramatic shootout to Sporting Kansas City for the league title.
The Timbers have never won at Rio Tinto Stadium.