REAL SALT LAKE MATCH PREVIEW: RSL @ FC DALLAS – SUNDAY, MAY 22
RSL Looks to Take First-ever Points Away from Dallas during Sunday Showdown;
TV/Radio/Online Information for How to Follow Sunday’s Contest;
MLS Game Guide for RSL @ FC Dallas Now Available Online;
Now Four ‘Bout Time! Pub & Grub Locations for Official RSL Watch Parties
SANDY, Utah (Friday, May 20, 2011) – Real Salt Lake (5-1-1, 16 pts.; 3rd in West) will break up a lengthy home stand this Sunday, May 22, when the Claret-and-Cobalt will head to the Lone Star State to take on FC Dallas (5-3-2, 17 pts.; 2nd in West) in a rematch of last season’s thrilling Western Conference Semifinal playoff series. Kickoff between RSL and the “Hoops” is slated for 5:00 p.m. MT at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. Following the first-team showdown, the two sides will then square off in a MLS Reserve League contest on the Pizza Hut Park stadium field, with the Central/Mountain Division affair starting approximately a half-hour after the League fixture.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ FC Dallas
- TV: KMYU (Ch. 2.2 over-the-air / Comcast Ch. 22 / DishNet 12) & MLS Direct Kick package (subscription required)
- Radio: ESPN 700 & ESPN700Sports.com (English) (pre-game coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. MT), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM & Juan 106.1-FM (Spanish)
- Online: Streaming video via Matchday Live on MLSsoccer.com (subscription required), in-match updates via Official RSL Twitter Feed (@RealSaltLake) and MLS MatchCenter live stats monitor on www.RealSaltLake.com
MLS Game Guide for RSL @ FC Dallas Now Available Online
Following is the Issuu online document reader and link to the Adobe PDF file for the MLS Game Guide (Game Notes) in advance of Sunday’s Western Conference affair between Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive the document as attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department via email at jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com.
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RSL “Game Note” of the Match: Clean Sheet Craziness
RSL GK Nick Rimando recorded his 78th career shutout, 42 of which have now come in the RSL Claret-and-Cobalt … Rimando has four of RSL’s five clean sheets this MLS season (Reynish, April 9 @ NE) … Rimando also had two shutouts in CONCACAF play earlier this year at Columbus and vs. Saprissa … Rimando brings a 248-minute shutout streak into Dallas this weekend … Last year at FC Dallas, Rimando saw his career-best and RSL-record 567-minute shutout streak snapped via Brek Shea’s 69th minute rebound goal, the run placing as third-longest such streak in MLS history.
Now Four ‘Bout Time! Pub & Grub Locations for Official RSL Watch Parties!
Make your Sunday a "Funday" this weekend by heading over to any of the 'Bout Time! Pub & Grub locations across the Salt Lake valley for the Official RSL Watch Parties against FC Dallas! Join your fellow Claret-and-Cobalt crazies at the below locations for the 5:00 p.m. MT kickoff ... all four locales – including the new West Valley City location – will have a full menu available and anyone wearing RSL gear will receive 25% off all appetizers during the match.
- Jordan Landing – 3778 W. Center View Way #150 in West Jordan
- Old Mill Village – 6522 S. Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. in Holladay
- Taylorsville – 5592 S. Redwood Rd. in Taylorsville
- West Valley City – 3318 S. Decker Lake Dr. in West Valley City
Real Salt Lake History v. FC Dallas
Real Salt Lake will have plenty of motivation when it heads to Pizza Hut Park this weekend, most notably because FC Dallas leapt past the Utah side and into second place in the Western Conference standings last weekend. Also on RSL’s collective mindset will be the team’s past visits to North Texas, as all nine trips to face Dallas have ended in defeat, including a heartbreaking 1-2 loss in the first leg of last year’s Western Conference Semifinals that helped pave the way to a 2-3 aggregate series defeat for the Utahns. RSL’s all-time mark against Dallas in regular season and post-season play stands at 6-12-2 heading into the weekend.
In last year’s regular season meetings it was FC Dallas ending Real Salt Lake’s then-club-record 10-match undefeated streak via a 2-0 win in Frisco on July 17 before the Claret-and-Cobalt got revenge in Sandy on Oct. 16, their own 2-0 win snapping the Hoops’ MLS-record-tying 19-game regular season unbeaten run. Real Salt Lake fell one game shy of equaling that record just a few weeks ago when its 18-game undefeated streak in League play – which began immediately after last July’s loss in Frisco – came to an end in Portland on April 30.