Real Salt Lake 4-0 Philadelphia Union
July 13, 2019; Rio Tinto Stadium
Real Monarchs SLC (9-9-2, 29 points); Philadelphia Union (10-6-6, 36 points)
Man of the Match: In his second match with RSL after returning from international duty with Venezuela at the 2019 Copa America, Jefferson Savarino was unstoppable. Savarino notched his third career brace in the win with two stunning goals on either side of halftime. The crafty winger now has four goals and two assists on the year.
Telling Stat: 0. Not often is zero a significant statistic. For the second consecutive home match, RSL did not concede a shot on target. RSL held the Union shot-less and scoreless on the night in the 4-0 rout. RSL has now only allowed one goal in its last five home matches.
What You Missed: Dynamic midfielder Damir Kreilach scored his first goal since May 18 against Toronto FC, bringing his season total to four goals.
So What: RSL extended its home win streak to six matches with the win over Philadelphia. The win puts RSL at 7-2-0 (21 points) at home on the season and 9-9-2 (29 points) overall. The club’s dominant home display in 2019 places the club in sixth place in the Western Conference in what is sure to be a tight race for the playoffs as the second half of the season rolls on. RSL now turns its attention to a vital home match on July 20 against surging Minnesota United who currently sit third in the West.