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RSL Match Preview & Game Notes @ NYRB


RSL’s First Visit to Red Bull Arena features Pivotal Showdown in Race for MLS Supporters Shield;

Green Street Social Club to Host Official RSL Watch Party for 2:00 p.m. MT Kickoff;

Online Link to MLS Game Guide for Saturday's Match Included


SANDY, Utah (Thursday, October 7, 2010) – After collecting a win at New England last weekend, it will be back to the Atlantic Coast once again for Real Salt Lake (14-4-9, 51 pts.) this Saturday, October 9, this time for a showdown with the Eastern Conference-leading New York Red Bulls (14-8-5, 47 pts). Kickoff for RSL’s first-ever visit to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., is set for 2:00 p.m. MT, with the pivotal contest in the chase for the MLS Supporters Shield airing live on TeleFutura and over the radio on “Classic Country” 99.1-FM (English), ESPN Deportes 1600 (Spanish), and Homero 106.1-FM (Spanish). Fans will also be able to follow live updates from Red Bull Arena via RSL’s Official Twitter Feed, found at www.twitter.com/RealSaltLake.

Real Salt Lake will carry plenty of momentum into the weekend, its current 11-match undefeated run in MLS play (5-0-6) breaking the 10-game club record it set earlier this season. Those streaks combine to form a lengthy run that has seen the Utah side drop just one of its last 22 League matches dating back to April.

The two sides’ first meeting of the season came back on Sept. 4 at Rio Tinto Stadium, when FW Fabian Espíndola’s tally just four minutes in stood tall for a 1-0 victory that then equaled the longest-ever MLS home undefeated streak at 22 games – a run that RSL has since lengthened to 24 matches. Real Salt Lake is now 2-4-6 in regular season and playoff contests against New York, which included a 0-3-2 mark at the Red Bulls’ former home of Giants Stadium in East Rutherford.

“RSL on the Air”: October 9 at New York Red Bulls  – 2:00 p.m. MT

TV:                  Telefutura (Comcast 619 / Dish 830-831 [SD] & 5348 [HD]) 

Radio:             “Classic Country” 99.1 (English) – Coverage begins with America First Credit Union Pre-match Report at 1:00 p.m.; ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Homero 106.1-FM (Spanish)


Green Street Social Club to Host Saturday’s RSL Watch Party v. Red Bulls

Real Salt Lake invites fans of the “beautiful game” to join together this Saturday afternoon by heading on down to Green Street Social Club for the Official RSL Watch Party against the New York Red Bulls. Like all previous RSL Watch Parties at the Trolley Square locale, there will be no cover charge (and no membership is required), but fans must be at least 21 years of age to enter.

The RSL Watch Party will be in full form by the 2:00 p.m. MT kickoff, with the broadcast being shown on most of the 34 TV’s strewn across Green Street’s spacious layout and patrons able to take advantage of the usual RSL gameday specials – $2.00 domestic drafts, $2.50 24-oz Budweiser cans and a $5.00 cheeseburger & chips plate. If the RSL-NYRB match and the cavalcade of college football games airing on Saturday afternoon isn’t your thing, then you can still come on down to enjoy a beautiful fall day on Green Street’s new patio area.

For more information on Green Street Social Club, please visit www.GreenStreetSLC.com.


MLS Game Guide for Real Salt Lake @ New York Red Bulls Now Available Online

Following is the link to the Adobe PDF file for the MLS Game Guide (Media Notes) in advance of Saturday’s matinee between Real Salt Lake and the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. 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.

MLS Game Guide #219: New York Red Bulls v. Real Salt Lake – Saturday, October 9, 2010


2010 MLS Cup Supporters Shield/Playoff Update

After briefly standing alone atop Major League Soccer’s overall table for the first time in club history last weekend courtesy of its win at New England, Real Salt Lake is now once again two points behind the Los Angeles Galaxy (53 points) in the chase for the MLS Supporters Shield (regular season) crown after L.A. dispatched Super Clasico rival Chivas USA on Sunday evening. While the defending MLS Cup champs have their sights set on the Galaxy and the League’s top overall spot, they must also keep an eye over their shoulder, as FC Dallas (49), New York (47), and the Columbus Crew (46) all harbor hopes of reaching the League’s apex, setting up a virtual Supporters Shield “elimination game” between RSL and the Red Bulls on Saturday. Real Salt Lake will know whether a three-point result on the weekend will get it to the top of the table, as the Galaxy square off against Philadelphia Union this evening at PPL Park in Chester, PA (6:00 MT kickoff, live on ESPN2).


Click here for the full MLS Cup Playoff standings at MLSsoccer.com.