HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, May 14, 2021) – Real Salt Lake visits FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium in its second away match of the year on Saturday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. MT.
The match will be broadcast live on KUTV and can be accessed locally via stream on the KSL TV app. ESPN 700 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. FC Dallas
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Saturday, May 22, 2021; 5:30 p.m. MT
Game Notes for Saturday’s RSL vs. DAL game Available Online
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday's contest between Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas can be foundhere. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Records: Real Salt Lake 2-1-1, (7 points, 7th in West); FC Dallas (1-2-2, 5 points, 12th in West)
Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake currently holds a 12-20-9 record against FC Dallas with a record of 1-13-4 when playing on the road.
Three of the last five matchups between the two sides have played to a draw, including scoreless draws in each of the last two meetings - October 24, 2020 at Rio Tinto Stadium and July 27, 2019 at Toyota Stadium.
Stories to Watch:
The First of Many
Last week Real Salt Lake earned its first clean sheet of the season. Goalkeeper David Ochoa earned the first shutout of his Major League Soccer career, becoming the fourth youngest player in league history to do so. The starting backline and goalkeeper, made up of five Homegrown players, including Ochoa, Andrew Brody, Justen Glad, Erik Holt and Donny Toia had an average of 24.4 years old.
Time for Victory
FC Dallas enters the match after falling 1-0 at Minnesota United, RSL’s first opponent of the season whom they defeated 2-1 at Allianz Field. Both sides have not won a match since May 1 when RSL defeated Sporting Kansas City 3-1 and Dallas earned a 4-1 win over Portland Timbers, since then each team has recorded a loss and a draw.
Connections: FC Dallas Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez has a very similar coaching career path as Real Salt Lake Head Coach Freddy Juarez. Both coaches got their start within their respective club’s academies, working their way up to lead the first team. Ironically, both coaches have some of the highest number of Homegrowns on their roster, many of whom they coached during their times at the academy level.
As players, Gonzalez and Juarez both played for the Minnesota Thunder, just one year apart from each other.