Sandy, Utah (Wednesday, April 20, 2022) – Real Salt Lake falls out of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with 1-0 loss to Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC.
With games one either side of the midweek matchup, Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni rolled out a heavily rotated squad against the USL League One side, utilizing Real Monarchs players Bobby Pierre and Pierre Reedy alongside younger guys like Bode Davis and Chris Garcia. Real Salt Lake started the match as the clear aggressors, pestering Hailstorm’s backline while leading in every statistical category. The Claret-and-Cobalt put up eight shots in the first half, but were unable to put any into the back of the net, resulting in a 0-0 scoreline heading into the halftime break.
Real Salt Lake continued to dominate in the second half, but Hailstorm’s backline once again held strong. Despite leading the way offensively, it was Northern Colorado who was able to break the stalemate. In the 70th minute Robert Cornwall blasted a shot past David Ochoa to take the 1-0 lead. RSL looked to respond, but was unable to find the equalizer, falling out of the U.S. Open Cup in the Third Round.
UP NEXT: Real Salt Lake will remain on the road for regular season play, returning to the Western Conference to face Portland Timbers FC at Providence Park on Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. MT.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN
NCO: Robert Cornwall (Lachlan Mclean) 71st minute: Jaziel Orozco headed away a cross which took an unfortunate bounce and fell directly to Cornwall. With one touch, Cornwall was able to volley the ball sailing past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
- Zack Farnsworth (right ankle), Bret Halsey (ankle), Erik Holt (left foot), Johan Kappelhof (left calf), Jonathan Menendez (adductor) were unavailable due to injury.
- Defender Bobby Pierre made his Real Salt Lake debut, while Justen Glad, David Ochoa and Jasper Löffelsend made their returns from injury.
Match: Real Salt Lake at Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC
Date: April 20, 2022
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
Weather: Sunny and 66 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake 0 0 0
Hailstorm FC 0 1 1
NCO: Robert Cornwall (Lachlan Mclean) 71’
Real Salt Lake (4-3-3): David Ochoa; Bode Davis, Justen Glad (Jaziel Orozco 62’), Bobby Pierre (Pablo Ruiz 74’), Tate Schmitt; Nick Besler, Everton Luiz (Scott Caldwell 62’), Jasper Löffelsend (Sergio Cordova 62’); Pierre Reedy (Maikel Chang 74’), Rubio Rubin, Chris Garcia
Subs not used: Tomas Gomez, Andrew Brody
Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC (5-3-2): Thomas Olsen; Robert Cornwall, Brecc Evans, Leo Folla, Norei Nortey; Denso Ulysse, Stefan Lukic (Destan Norman 77’), Arthur Rogers (Danny Robles 90’), Daniel Scally; Ethan Vanacore-Decker (Jerry Desdunes 56’); Lachlan Mclean
Subs not used: Trevor Amman, Owen Damm, Marky Hernandez, Shane McFaul
Stats Summary: RSL / NCO
Shots: 16 / 6
Shots on Goal: 2 / 1
Saves: 0 / 2
Corner Kicks: 8/ 3
Fouls: 9 / 17
NCO: Denso Ulysse (caution) 25’
NCO: Norei Nortey (caution) 50’
NCO: Brecc Evans (caution) 53’
NCO: Robert Cornwall (caution) 58’
RSL: Bobby Pierre (caution) 69’
NCO: Danny Robles (caution) 90+1’
NCO: Thomas Olsen (caution) 90+9’
Referee: Brad Jensen
Assistant Referees: Kali Smith, Karsten Gillwald
4th Official: Jordan Downs