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Game at a Glance: Glad Holds it Down

Man Of The Match: While Real Salt Lake’s offense struggled to get anything going, the Club’s defense held strong for as long as possible, withstanding onslaughts for the first 30 minutes and growing into the game. Homegrown DF Justen Glad was extremely busy at GEODIS Park, winning seven out of eight of his total duels, making two interceptions and nine clearances.

Telling Stat: Nashville’s 21 shots were the second-most by an opposing team this season, behind the 22 taken by New York City FC back on April 17 at Yankee Stadium. Meanwhile, MacMath’s seven saves match a season high for single contest this season, equaling his seven in RSL’s 2-1 home win over Nashville on March 19 of this year. Both seven-save matches were one shy of matching a career-high record for the 13-year MLS veteran.

What You Missed: FW Anderson Julio took the pitch for RSL for the first time since his return this season, getting two touches in the Nashville 18. Nashville shows serious strength at home, unbeaten in 21 straight on Tennessee soil, with their last home loss happening against Dallas in 2020.

What’s Next?: The Club comes back home Saturday to battle Austin FC for the first time of the 2022 season, facing off at the RioT for what is expected to be a Club-record fifth-consecutive sellout to start a season at 7:30 p.m. MT. After that, the Claret-and-Cobalt make the long trip to Stade Saputo to play against CF Montréal on Sunday, May 22 for a 2:00 p.m. MT kickoff.