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Highlights: Philadelphia, Real Salt Lake play to scoreless draw

Real Salt Lake v Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, PA - AUGUST 24: Jack McInerney #9, Michael Lahoud #13 and Bakary Soumare #44of the Philadelphia Union get into a scuffle with Nat Borchers #6, Kyle Beckerman #5 and Ned Grabavoy #20 of Real Salt Lake during the second half in a Major League Soccer game on August 24, 2012 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. The game ended in a scoreless tie. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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Perhaps we shouldn’t be too surprised that Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake tugged and tussled their way cautiously to a 0-0 draw Friday at PPL Park.

Both teams set up with five midfielders and just one, lone striker.

Plus, Jason Kreis’ team was playing its third match in seven days, following a loss at home last weekend and a mid-week win in CONCACAF Champions League play. So, the side from Utah was stretched physically, and probably always going to approach this one on the safe side.

The result was a match with few chances and precious few shots on target (a combined five for both teams).

Highlights (and then post-game comments) from last night’s match, few that they were:



Said Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando: “It definitely wasn’t the prettiest game; our objective was to get a point tonight.” The rest of his interview with