REAL SALT LAKE SCHEDULE: JULY 19-25, 2010
RSL Looks to Begin New Undefeated Streak when Playing Host to Chivas USA for Saturday’s Annual Pioneer Day Match;
8:00 p.m Kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium and Post-game Fireworks Celebration Presented by Salt Lake Regional Medical Center;
Clash Between “Class of 2005” Rivals First Contest of the Season to Be Televised on KUTV2
SANDY, Utah (Sunday, July 18, 2010) – Real Salt Lake (9-4-3, 30 pts.) will try to shake off yesterday’s loss at FC Dallas and begin a new undefeated streak this Saturday, July 24, when the defending MLS champs will welcome “Class of 2005” running mate Chivas USA (4-9-2, 14 pts.) to Rio Tinto Stadium. The Claret-and-Cobalt’s annual Pioneer Day contest is set for an 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff in Sandy and will be followed y a post-match fireworks celebration, which along with the match will be presented by Salt Lake Regional Medical Center.
Tickets for Saturday night’s contest remain available and can be purchased online at www.RealSaltLake.com and www.RioTintoStadium.com, over the phone at 801-727-2700, and in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and on gameday beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT. For those that can’t make it out to Sandy, KUTV2 will air the contest live, as will RSL’s official radio partners – ESPN 700 (English), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Homero 106.1-FM (Spanish).
Saturday’s holiday match-up will close out the home-and-away season series between the expansion classmates, with RSL looking for the sweep after notching a 2-1 victory over the Goats at The Home Depot Center back on May 22. In that match, Chris Wingert’s first MLS goal near the half was countered 10 minutes from time by Salt Lake City native Justin Braun, but substitute striker Fabian Espíndola put the visitors up once again with an 89th minute tally, giving the Utahns back the full three points. When factoring in postseason play, Real Salt Lake is now 6-9-4 against Chivas USA, including a 4-2-2 record in games contested in the Beehive State.
Real Salt Lake Schedule: July 19-25, 2010 (all times MT unless noted)
All RSL practices are open to members of the media and the general public unless otherwise noted, with media availability for all players and coaches to immediately follow each session. Those planning on attending any session can confirm the time and location of that day's training by calling 801-918-5050.
Monday, July 19: Off Day
Tuesday, July 20: Training at XanGo Field in Lehi – 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, July 21: Training at XanGo Field – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 22: Training at XanGo Field – 10:00 a.m.
Friday, July 23: Training at Rio Tinto Stadium – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 24: Annual Pioneer Day Match – Real Salt Lake v. Chivas USA, presented by Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
- 8:00 p.m. MT kick-off at Rio Tinto Stadium
- TV: KUTV2 (over the air 2.1 / Comcast 2 & 654 HD)
- Radio: ESPN 700 (America First Credit Union Pre-match Report begins at 7:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM
Sunday, July 25: Off Day