SANDY, Utah (Sunday, August 29, 2021) – Real Salt Lake (7-8-6, 27 points) fell 4-1 on the road to Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place on Sunday night.
Anderson Julio scored his fifth goal of the season in the loss.
Postgame Quotes from RSL at Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Postgame Press Conferences with Pablo Mastroeni and Albert Rusnák can be found here.
Real Salt Lake came out early with the possession, but it was quickly overtaken by Whitecaps FC and began peppering Andrew Putna in goal, who made several quick reaction saves to try and preserve the scoreline. But ultimately Vancouver broke through in the 33rd minute when an unfortunate deflection from a corner led to an own goal. In his first RSL start Noah Powder nearly found the equalizer, lacing a shot from 35 yards, but his effort was saved by the goalkeeper and then the post as RSL went into halftime down a goal.
The hosts scored three goals in quick succession to start the second half, leaving RSL chasing the game. The first came in the 53rd minute when Putnamishandled a strong cross that fell to Brian White who slammed the ball into the empty net. Whitecaps FC added a third in the 64th minute when Ryan Gauld headed a cross home inside the box. Whitecaps FC then solidified its victory over RSL through Florian Jungwirth who clipped a glancing header into the far side netting in the 69th minute.
As a second-half substitute, Julio was able to erase some of the deficit in the final minutes of the match when he cleaned up a poorly cleared ball, netting his fifth goal of the season. However, the late surge was not enough to overcome the hosts and the match ended 4-1 for Whitecaps FC.
UP NEXT: Real Salt Lake returns to Rio Tinto Stadium to host FC Dallas on Saturday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m. MT.
GOAL SCORING RUNDOWN:
VAN: Marcelo Silva (Own Goal) 33rd minute - Trying to deflect a corner, defender Justen Glad headed the cross backwards where the ball made contact with Marcelo Silva and bounced into the goal, out of reach of goalkeeper Andrew Putna.
VAN: Brain White 53rd minute - Attempting to deflect a cross, Andrew Putna pushed out the ball, but it fell directly into the path of Brian White who was able to guide it into the back of the net.
VAN: Ryan Gauld (Javain Brown) 64th minute - Javain Brown sent a lofting cross towards an oncoming Ryan Gauld who slipped through the RSL defense to head in the third goal of the night.
VAN: Florian Jungwirth (Ryan Gauld) 69th minute - Off a corner, Ryan Gauld sent a cross directly to the head of Florian Jungwirth who flicked his head backwards to redirect the ball into the left side of the net.
RSL: Anderson Julio 90th minute - Midfielder Jonathan Menendez sent in a low cross which was blocked by a Vancouver defender. The blocked pass bounced off the crossbar and Anderson Julio was able to slot his fifth of the season into the empty net.
- RSL was led by Interim Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni following the departure of Freddy Juarez on August 27.
- Midfielder Damir Kreilach missed tonight’s match due to yellow card accumulation, he will be available for the next match against FC Dallas on Saturday, September 4.
- Forward Bobby Wood was unavailable due to a hamstring strain, goalkeeper David Ochoa was unavailable due to quad tightness and defender Aaron Herrera was also unavailable due to hamstring tightness.
- Forward Jeizon Ramirez (quad), goalkeeper Zac MacMath (knee) and defenders Andrew Brody (toe) and Zack Farnsworth (ankle) were unavailable due to injury.
- Goalkeeper Andrew Putna made his first start of the season.
- Defender Noah Powder earned his first start for Real Salt Lake and in Major League Soccer.
- 17-year-old goalkeeper Jeff Dewsnup appeared on the gameday roster for the first time since signing as a Homegrown player in January.
Match: Real Salt Lake vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Date: August 29, 2021
Venue: BC Place; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Weather: Partly Cloudy and 70 degrees
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake 0 1 1
Vancouver Whitecaps 1 3 4
VAN: Marcelo Silva (Own Goal) 33’
VAN: Brain White 53’
VAN: Ryan Gauld (Javain Brown) 64’
VAN: Florian Jungwirth (Ryan Gauld) 69’
RSL: Anderson Julio 90’
Real Salt Lake (4-2-3-1): Andrew Putna; Ashtone Morgan, Justen Glad, Noah Powder, Marcelo Silva; Pablo Ruiz (Everton Luiz 79’), Justin Meram (Maikel Chang 61’), Jonathan Menendez, Albert Rusnak, Nick Besler (Anderson Julio 67’); Rubio Rubin
Subs not used: Donny Toia, Erik Holt, Jeff Dewsnup, Justin Portillo, Toni Datkovic
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-4-2): Maxime Crepeau; Ranko Veselinovic (Marcus Godinho 85’), Bruno Gaspar, Javain Brown (Patrick Metcalfe 72’), Florian Jungwirth; Leonard Owusu (Ryan Raposo 85’), Janio Bikel, Ryan Gauld ( Deiber Caicedo 75’), Russell Teibert; Cristian Dajome, Brain White (Tosaint Ricketts 75’)
Subs not used: Thomas Hasal, Andy Rose, Erik Godoy, Michael Baldisimo
Stats Summary: RSL / VAN
Shots: 17 / 14
Shots on Goal: 6 / 6
Saves: 5 / 5
Corner Kicks: 6 / 4
Offside: 3 / 1
Fouls: 9 / 10
RSL: Noah Powder (caution) 34’
VAN: Javain Brown (caution) 40’
RSL: Albert Rusnak (caution) 53’
RSL: Marcelo Silva (caution) 55’
Referee: Ramy Touchan
Assistant Referees: Mike Rottersman, Chris Wattam
4th Official: Marcos DeOliveria
VAR: Dave Gantar
AVAR: Rene Parra