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RSL Home Unbeaten Streak Snapped

SANDY, Utah (Saturday, July 23, 2022) – Real Salt Lake (9-7-6, 33 points) 10-game unbeaten streak at Rio Tinto Stadium snapped with a 1-0 loss to FC Dallas. Despite leading in every statistical category, the Club couldn’t find the back of the net as FC Dallas solidified the three points on the road. RSL falls to 7-1-3 (W-L-T) at home this year, with Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni now 11-3-3 during his 36-game RSL career at Rio Tinto Stadium. 

Looking to remain undefeated at home, Real Salt Lake pressed FC Dallas early, and Sergio Cordova nearly opened the scoring in the seventh minute when Jefferson Savarino laced a cross directly onto the forwards head, but his shot fell directly into the hands of Dallas’ goalkeeper Maarten Paes. However, it was Dallas who struck first when Jesus Ferreira netted his 12th goal of the season in the 14th minute, the second-most in Major League Soccer. The Claret-and-Cobalt saw its fair share of chances in the remaining 30 minutes of the first half, including a near-post header from Andrew Brody in stoppage time, but the team was unable to put any into the back of the net, leaving Dallas with the 1-0 lead heading into the halftime break.  

Real Salt Lake controlled the majority of the possession throughout the second half, pestering FC Dallas’ backline to try and find the equalizer. The team had Dallas pinned into their final third, but RSL was unable to break through the staunch defense, suffering its first defeat of the season at Rio Tinto Stadium with the 1-0 loss. 

UP NEXT: Real Salt Lake heads West to take on San Jose Earthquakes next Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. MT before returning home to host LAFC on Saturday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m. MT.


DAL: Jesus Ferreira (Paxton Pomykal, Paul Arriola) 14th minute: Ferreira received a pass at the top of the 18-yard-box from Pomykal. Spinning around his defender, he buried a left-footed shot into the bottom-left corner. 


  • Bobby Wood (abductor), Tate Schmitt (knee) and Damir Kreilach (back) were unavailable due to injury.
  • 20,437 Real Salt Lake fans extended a Club record with its 11th consecutive sellout at Rio Tinto Stadium. 

Match: Real Salt Lake vs FC Dallas

Date: July 23, 2022

Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah

Weather: Overcast and 90

Attendance: 20,437

Scoring Summary:      1     2      F 

Real Salt Lake          0    0     0

FC Dallas   1    0     1

DAL: Jesus Ferreira (Paxton Pomykal, Paul Arriola) 14’


Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Zac MacMath; Aaron Herrera, Justen Glad, Marcelo Silva; Andrew Brody; Maikel Chang (Anderson Julio 71’), Pablo Ruiz, Jasper Löffelsend (Diego Luna 87’), Justin Meram; Jefferson Savarino, Sergio Cordova

Subs not used: Tomas Gomez, Erik Holt, Johan Kappelhof, Bode Hidalgo, Rubio Rubin, Scott Caldwell, Nick Besler

FC Dallas (4-3-3): Maarten Paes; Jose Martinez, Marco Farfan, Ema Twumasi, Matt Hedges; Facundo Quignon, Tsiki Ntsabeleng (Edwin Cerrillo 36’), Paxton Pomykal; Paul Arriola (Nkosi Tafari 65’), Jesus Ferreira, Alan Velasco

Subs not used: Jimmy Maurer, Jader Obrian, Beni Redzic, Kalil Elmedkhar, Joshue Quinonez, Franco Jara, Eulanio Gomes

Stats Summary: RSL / DAL

Shots: 25 / 7

Shots on Goal: 5 / 2

Saves: 1 / 5

Corner Kicks: 7 / 2

Fouls: 6 / 13

DAL: Alan Velasco (caution) 22’
RSL: Pablo Ruiz (caution) 40’
DAL: Jader Obrian (caution) 86’
RSL: Jasper Löffelnd (caution) 86’
RSL: Justin Meram (caution) 86’
DAL: Jesus Ferreira (caution) 88’
RSL: Justen Glad (caution) 89’
DAL: Edwin Cerrillo (caution) 90+3’
DAL: Maarten Paes (caution) 90+6’


Referee: Matthew Conger

Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Tyler Wyrostek

4th Official: Matthew Corrigan

VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.