REAL SALT LAKE CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH PREVIEW: RSL v. ARABE UNIDO (PAN) – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18
Defending MLS Champs Begin Maiden Voyage in CONCACAF Champions League with 8:00 p.m. Kickoff in Sandy;
Link to RSL Game Notes v. Arabe Unido Now Available Online
SANDY, Utah (Tuesday, August 17, 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 concentrate 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 tomorrow, 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 debut in international competition will be televised live by Fox Soccer Channel, and CONCACAF.com will also carry a live video feed of the match. 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.
“RSL on the Air”: August 18 v. Arabe Unido (PAN) – 8:00 p.m. MT
TV: Fox Soccer Channel
Online: CONCACAF.com (all CCL Group Stage matches to be streamed live online)
Radio: ESPN 700 & ESPN700Sports.com (English) – Coverage begins with America First Credit Union Pre-match Report at 7:00 p.m.
ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Homero 106.1-FM (Spanish)
Game Notes for RSL v. Arabe Unido Now Available Online
Following is the link to the Adobe PDF file for the Real Salt Lake Game Notes in advance of Wednesday’s CONCACAF Champions League Group A opener against Panamanian champs Arabe Unido at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive the document as an attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department via email at jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com.
Real Salt Lake Injury Report – Tuesday, August 17, 2010
PROBABLE: MF Ned Grabavoy (L upper leg strain), DF Robbie Russell (R foot contusion)
CONCACAF Champions League Group A Schedule (home team listed first)
Tuesday, August 17
Toronto FC (CAN) v. Cruz Azul (MEX) – 6:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel / TeleFutura
Wednesday, August 18
Real Salt Lake (USA) v. Arabe Unido (PAN) – 8:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel
Tuesday, August 24
Arabe Unido v. Toronto FC – 6:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel
Wednesday, August 25
Cruz Azul v. Real Salt Lake – 6:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel / TeleFutura
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Real Salt Lake v. Toronto FC – 8:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel
Arabe Unido v. Cruz Azul – 8:00 p.m. MT – Galavision
Tuesday, Sept. 21
Cruz Azul v. Toronto FC – 8:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel / TeleFutura
Wednesday, Sept. 22
Arabe Unido v. Real Salt Lake – 6:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel (tape-delay @ 9:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, Sept. 28
Toronto FC v. Real Salt Lake – 6:00 p.m. MT – TV TBA
Cruz Azul v. Arabe Unido – 6:00 p.m. MT – TV TBA
Tuesday, October 19
Toronto FC v. Arabe Unido – 6:00 p.m. MT – TV TBA
Real Salt Lake v. Cruz Azul – 8:00 p.m. MT – TV TBA