The Royals moved two points clear in the MLS standings.
Kyle Beckerman bagged a brace for Real Salt Lake as they distributed a 4-0 walloping to struggling Columbus Crew on Saturday.
Victory moves the Royals two points clear at the top of the Major League Soccer table but were made to wait for their glut of goals at the Rio Tinto Stadium as the visitors somehow managed to remain un-breached for 45 minutes.
But in the dying stages of first half stoppage time the home side finally made the breakthrough when Javier Morales slammed a free kick through the wall and saw the ball indadvertedly ricochet off Beckerman and into the net.
The floodgates duly opened after the break and youngster Devon Sandoval finished cooly from Olmes Garcia’s cross, before Luis Gil slotted past Crew goalkeeper Matt Lampson in the 82nd minute and Beckerman doubled his tally with a first time strike,
Columbus’ woes were compounded late on when captain Federico Higuain was sent off meaning he’ll miss the match against Portland Timbers on August 30.