Joao Plata had two goals, Juan Manuel Martinez scored on a deflection in the 94th minute and
Manuel Martinez raced up the sideline in transition, took five touches to get to the corner of the 18-yard box and sent a deflected shot under goalkeeper Brian Rowe.
Real Salt Lake (12-8-8) and Los Angeles (10-4-14) are tied for second place in the Western Conference — seven points behind
Giovani dos Santos had two goals and an assist to help Los Angeles build a 3-1 lead by the 64th minute. But three minutes later, Plata scored to pull RSL to 3-2. Yura Movsisyan gathered a cross inside the box, drew two defenders and tapped it to an open Plata for a shot into the upper corner.
In the sixth minute, Dos Santos rolled a long through ball and Emmanuel Boateng beat his defender to slot it home for a 1-0 Los Angeles lead. In the 57th, Baggio Husidic chipped a free kick from near midfield and dos Santos powered it off the right hand of Nick Rimando for a 2-1 lead. Dos Santos made it 3-1 in the 64th when Jeff Larentowicz redirected a header off the crossbar and dos Santos sent in the rebound.