Real Salt Lake 4 vs. San Jose Earthquakes 3
September 15, 2021; PayPal Park
Real Salt Lake (9-9-6, 33 points); San Jose Earthquakes (6-9-9, 27 points) Man of the Match: Captain Albert Rusnak played a hand in every one of RSL’s four goals tonight, setting up Rubio Rubin twice, Justin Meram once, and scoring his seventh goal of the season in the 49th minute to secure the road win. **
Telling Stat:** Real Salt Lake out-played San Jose in nearly every category, but most impressively, they more than doubled their opponents shots on frame. In the first half alone, RSL had seven shots, all of which were on target. In the second half, the team were successful on 50 percent of their shots on frame, putting away three of their six shots on goal. What You Missed: Forward Rubio Rubin secured a brace, to bring his season total to seven goals in 24 matches. Meanwhile, Albert Rusnak netted his seventh goal of the season and added to assists to come even with Aaron Herrera for eight this year, tied for the fourth-most in the league. Additionally, Justin Meram scored his third goal of the season and Pablo Ruiz got his fifth assist of the season. What’s Next: RSL finally returns home on Saturday, September 18 where they will face the Western Conference leading Seattle Sounders at 7:30 p.m. MT, closing out three games in seven days.