REAL SALT LAKE SCHEDULE: AUGUST 16-25, 2010
Real Salt Lake Shifts Focus to CONCACAF Champions League Play for First Two Group A Contests;
Tickets Remain for Wednesday’s 8:00 p.m. Kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium against Panama’s Arabe Unido;
Panamanian Champs to Hold Practice & Media Availability at Rio Tinto Stadium on Tuesday Evening
SANDY, Utah (Monday, August 16, 2010) – After climbing to second place on Major League Soccer’s overall table over the weekend, Real Salt Lake (11-4-6, 39 pts.) will take a brief hiatus from regular season play over the next two weeks to focus on its first-ever appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League. The defending MLS Cup champions will start Group A round-robin play in the regional club championship this Wednesday, Aug. 18, when the Claret-and-Cobalt welcome Panamanian champs Arabe Unido to Rio Tinto Stadium for an 8:00 p.m. kickoff.
Tickets for Wednesday’s historic contest in Sandy, which cost just $15 in all seating areas (excluding Club seats), 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 weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Real Salt Lake’s international competition debut will be televised live by Fox Soccer Channel, while fans can also follow the action as it unfolds via RSL’s official radio partners – ESPN 700 Sports (English), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Homero 106.1-FM (Spanish) – and the club’s official Twitter feed, found at www.twitter.com/RealSaltLake.
After having this weekend off from match action, Real Salt Lake will continue CONCACAF Group A play during Matchweek #2 next Wednesday, Aug. 25, when the Utah side will travel to Mexico City to face the runner-up of the tournament each of the past two seasons, Cruz Azul. Kickoff for that contest is slated for 6:00 p.m. MT, and fans can again follow live on Fox Soccer Channel, ESPN 700, ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM. Real Salt Lake will look to make history during the trek down to Mexico City, as no Major League Soccer side has been able to defeat a Primera Division team in CONCACAF play on Mexican soil.
Panamanian Champs Arabe Unido to Hold Practice & Media Availability at Rio Tinto Stadium on Tuesday Evening
Prior to Wednesday’s CONCACAF Champions League Group A opener, the visiting champions from Panama, Arabe Unido, will conduct a practice at Rio Tinto Stadium on Tuesday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. MT. The training session will be open to members of the media, with interview availability for Arabe Unido players and coaches to follow.
Real Salt Lake Schedule: August 16-25, 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, August 16: Off Day
Tuesday, August 17: Training at Rio Tinto Stadium – 11:00 a.m.
- Arabe Unido training session at Rio Tinto Stadium – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 18: Real Salt Lake v. Arabe Unido (PAN)
- CONCACAF Champions League – Group A – Matchweek #1
- 8:00 p.m. MT kick-off at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah
- TV: Fox Soccer Channel
- 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
Thursday, August 19: Training/Regeneration at Rio Tinto Stadium – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, August 20: Off Day
Saturday, August 21: Training at Rio Tinto Stadium – 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 22: Off Day
Monday, August 23: Travel to Mexico City; training TBD
Tuesday, August 24: Training in Mexico City – site/time TBD
Wednesday, August 25: Real Salt Lake at Cruz Azul (MEX)
- CONCACAF Champions League – Group A – Matchweek #2
- 6:00 p.m. MT kick-off at Estadio Azul in Mexico City, Mexico
- TV: Fox Soccer Channel
- Radio: ESPN 700 (America First Credit Union Pre-match Report begins at 5:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM