RSL Preview @ Arabe Unido


Claret-and-Cobalt Travel South To Panama City for Pivotal Group A Matchup;

Tomorrow’s Contest to Air via Tape Delay at 9:00 p.m. MT on Fox Soccer Channel;

Link to RSL Game Notes @ Arabe Unido Now Available Online  


SANDY, Utah (Tuesday, September 21, 2010) – After arriving in Panama City on Monday, Real Salt Lake (2-1-0, 6 pts. in CCL play) will gear up for Wednesday’s critical Group A Matchweek 4 contest against Árabe Unido (1-2-0, 3 pts. in CCL play), with the 6:00 p.m. MT kickoff from Estadio Rommel Fernández in the Panamanian capital set to air on tape delay on Fox Soccer Channel at 9:00 p.m. MT. Fans will be able to follow the match live via a streaming video feed on (registration required) and RSL’s Official Twitter Feed, located at, while radio broadcast information is pending and will be announced by Wednesday morning by the RSL Communications Department.


Real Salt Lake is currently tied for the Group A lead with Mexico’s Cruz Azul on six points midway through the Group Stage of the regional competition, while Toronto FC and Árabe Unido both sit within striking distance of the leaders on three points. The other Group A fixture during Matchweek 4 will take place on Tuesday evening, when Cruz Azul will try and seek revenge for its opening loss at Toronto FC, the two sides set to meet at Estadio Azul in Mexico City at 6:00 p.m. MT (Fox Soccer Channel / TeleFutura)


RSL and Árabe Unido, last year’s champions of the Panamanian first division, have had one meeting prior to tomorrow night’s matchup, but the 2-1 win in the Utah side’s first-ever match in CCL play had enough action and antics for an entire group stage. The script was certainly not one penned by the Claret-and-Cobalt, their introduction to international competition starting unkindly when Árabe Unido FW Armando Cooper scored just eight minutes in for the visitors, who began falling to the turf en masse shortly thereafter. However, RSL FW Álvaro Saborío only picked up his play, first equalizing just before the halftime break by nodding home a pin-point cross delivered by DF Chris Wingert. The CONCACAF veteran was rewarded for his standout night in the waning moments of the match, as he put away a penalty kick opportunity early in the eight minutes of stoppage time tacked on after MF Nelson González was sent to the ground after receiving a hard challenge inside the Árabe Unido area.


“RSL on the Air”: September 22 v. Árabe Unido (PAN)  – 6:00 p.m. MT

TV:                  Fox Soccer Channel (tape delay airs at 9:00 p.m. MT)

Online:           LIVE on (registration required)

Radio:            Broadcast times on ESPN700, ESPN Deportes 1600-AM & Homero 106.1-FM - TBD


Real Salt Lake Injury Report – Tuesday, September 21, 2010

OUT: MF Javier Morales (R quadriceps strain), FW Paulo Junior (hamstring strain)



PROBABLE: FW Fabian Espíndola (L hamstring strain), FW Robbie Findley (L knee tendonitis), DF Robbie Russell (head contusion), FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee swelling)


Game Notes for RSL @ Árabe 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 contest against Panamanian side Árabe Unido at Estadio Rommel Fernández in Panama City, Panama. 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

Real Salt Lake Game Notes: RSL @ Árabe Unido (CONCACAF Champions League) – Wednesday, September 22, 2010



CONCACAF Champions League Group A Standings


                                    Pts.    W-L-T        GD        GF         GA

Cruz Azul                   6        2-1-0     +6       12         6

Real Salt Lake           6        2-1-0       +3        10           7

Toronto FC                3        1-2-0     -1         5          6

Arabe Unido               3        1-2-0     -8         2         10


Remaining CONCACAF Champions League Group A Schedule (home team listed first)

Matchweek #4

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.)


Matchweek #5

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Toronto FC v. Real Salt Lake – 6:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel

Cruz Azul v. Arabe Unido – 6:00 p.m. MT – TeleFutura


Matchweek #6

Tuesday, October 19

Toronto FC v. Arabe Unido – 6:00 p.m. MT – Fox Soccer Channel

Real Salt Lake v. Cruz Azul – 8:00 p.m. MT – Galavision / / /