HERRIMAN, Utah (Saturday, August 28, 2021) – Real Salt Lake is set to travel North to Canada to face Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Sunday, August 29 at BC Place. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. MT. Following Freddy Juarez’s departure from the club, Interim Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni will lead the team on Sunday against Whitecaps FC.

The match will be broadcast live on KMYU and can be accessed locally via live stream on the KSL TV app. ESPN700 will carry the English radio broadcast and Spanish-speaking fans can tune in on KBMG Latino 106.3, La Gran D 102.3 and KTUB 1600.   

Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

BC Place; Vancouver, Canada

Sunday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m. MT

Game Notes for Sunday’s RSL @ VAN game Available Online

Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Sunday's contest between Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps can be found here. Media members looking to receive the document as an attachment or have further questions are asked to please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at tmeyer@rsl.com.

Records: Real Salt Lake (7-7-6, 27 points, 6th in West); Vancouver Whitecaps (5-7-8, 23 points, 10th in West)

Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake holds a 11-11-4 record against Vancouver, having defeated the Whitecaps twice already this season at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Stories to Watch:

Third Times the Charm

Real Salt Lake will look to earn a clean sweep against Whitecaps FC, winning all three of their matches against the Canadian opponent. RSL first defeated Whitecaps FC 3-1 on June 18 with goals from Erik Holt and a brace from Damir Kreilach. Just a few weeks later, RSL toppled Vancouver 4-0 with another brace from Kreilach and goals from Albert Rusnak and Anderson Julio. Kreilach, who has scored four goals against Vancouver this season alone, will be unavailable from Sunday’s game due to yellow card accumulation. 

The Path to History

In his fourth season as a professional, defender Aaron Herrera is shattering his offensive records, having already recorded one goal and contributing seven assists in 18 games played in 2021. His seven assists are tied for the fourth-most in the league and are the most by a defender. The last defenders to record as many assists were Anton Tinnerholm and Kai Wagner in 2019 who both provided eight assists in 30 appearances. The most assists contributed by a defender in a single season is 11, achieved by three defenders in three different seasons. Herrera will need five assists in the 14 remaining matches to eclipse the record. 

Connections: Due to the ongoing pandemic Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps FC temporarily shared Rio Tinto Stadium as both of their home stadiums. From March through the beginning of August, RSL hosted Whitecaps FC, with the team fully based out of Rio Tinto Stadium and training at America First Field. This will be the first time the two teams face one another since Vancouver returned home to Canada.