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Game at a Glance: Chances from the Captain

Real Salt Lake 0 vs. New York City FC 6

April 17, 2022, Yankee Stadium 

Real Salt Lake (3-2-3, 12 points); New York City FC (2-3-1, 10 points)

Man of the Match: Captain Damir Kreilach was the only offensive spark for the Claret-and-Cobalt on Easter Sunday. Kreilach’s seven total shots and three on target led all RSL players in the disappointing loss.

Telling Stat: Defender Aaron Hererra made his 100th career MLS regular-season appearance today against New York City FC. Herrera is just the fifth RSL Homegrown to reach 100 MLS appearances and just the second to make all appearances with the Claret-and-Cobalt, the other being fellow defender Justen Glad

What You Missed: Real Salt Lake fell to the reigning MLS Cup Champions, New York City FC, 6-0 behind four goals from 2021 MLS Golden Boot winner Valentin Castellanos and another two from Thiago Andrade. This match is tied for the worst loss ever in RSL history, equal to when the Club fell to New York Red Bulls 6-0 at Giants Stadium in 2006. 

What’s Next: Real Salt Lake will return to the RioT on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. MT for its first match in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, facing Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC. The East Side University Of Utah Health Plaza at Rio Tinto Stadium opens at 5:30 p.m. MT, with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. MT. RSL will then return to MLS regular-season play, traveling to the Pacific Northwest to face Portland Timbers on Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. MT.