HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, August 20, 2021) – Real Salt Lake will travel to the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. MT for a chance to reclaim the Rocky Mountain Cup.

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. Colorado Rapids

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colorado

Saturday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. MT

Game Notes for Saturday’s RSL @ COL game Available Online

Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday's contest between Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids 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 (7-6-6, 27 points, 5th in West); Colorado Rapids (10-4-4, 34 points, 4th in West)

Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake has a 24-14-11 record against Colorado Rapids through 49 regular-season games, the most against any team in the league, including a dominant 3-0 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, July 24. 

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The Quest for the Cup

This year’s Rocky Mountain Cup will be decided first by number of wins in the three-game series and if the RMC winner cannot be determined on Saturday, then the cup will be claimed on October 16 when the two teams face off at Rio Tinto Stadium. Thanks to RSL’s victory at Rio Tinto Stadium earlier this year, a win in Colorado would secure a return trip for the trophy back to Utah. Since the cup’s inception, Real Salt Lake has won the trophy 11 times, compared to Colorado’s five. 

New and Old Faces

Since last playing one another, Colorado has made several roster changes, adding midfielder Mark-Antony Kaye from LAFC and forward Dominique Badji from Nashville SC. On the other hand, the Rapids lost Nicolas Benezet who was traded to Seattle Sounders FC and Sam Vines who signed with Royal Antwerp in Belgium.  

Sounds Familiar

Colorado enters Saturday’s match having not lost since falling 3-0 to Real Salt Lake. In its four matches since, the team has beaten Austin, Houston and the LA Galaxy and drawn with Sporting KC. RSL has also played three of those opponents since last facing Colorado, earning victories over Austin and Houston, and dropping a tight game on the road to the Galaxy. 

Connections: Real Salt Lake Assistant Coach Pablo Mastroeni played for Colorado from 2002-2013 and coached the Rapids from 2014-2017. In July his former club retired his number, making him the first individual to receive the honor for the Rapids. As a player he led the team to the 2010 MLS Cup and appeared in more than 200 matches. As a coach he led the team to its best regular season record in 2016, finishing the year second in voting for the MLS Coach of the Year award.