HERRIMAN, Utah (Tuesday, October 26, 2021) – Real Salt Lake continues its stretch of five games in 15 days to finish off the 2021 MLS regular season at FC Dallas on Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. MT. The team will look to jump back into a playoff position with a win over Wednesday’s already eliminated Western Conference opponent.
The match will be broadcast live on KMYU and can be accessed locally via live 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 at FC Dallas
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. MT
Game Notes for Wednesday’s RSL @ DAL game Available Online
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Wednesday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Records: Real Salt Lake (12-12-6, 39 points, 9th in West); FC Dallas (6-14-11, 29 points, 12th in West)
Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake has a 13-20-10 record through 43 regular season games. RSL is undefeated against FC Dallas this season, having played to a 2-2 draw at Toyota Stadium in May, and a 3-2 win at Rio Tinto Stadium in September. Justen Glad, Jonathan Menéndez and Albert Rusnak scored for RSL in the 3-2 victory.
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The Road to Playoffs
After a loss to Chicago Fire FC, RSL remain in eighth place just two points outside of a playoff position behind seventh place Vancouver Whitecaps FC. With a win over FC Dallas and favorable results from teams ahead of it, RSL could jump into sixth place based on its positive two goal differential. FC Dallas is already eliminated from playoff contention, but recently drew 2-2 with the current fifth-place LA Galaxy. Unlike those above, RSL has a game in hand with four matches remaining, two of which will be held at Rio Tinto Stadium where the team is currently riding an eight-game win streak. Should RSL win at Dallas and its remaining two matches at home the team would be able to secure a playoff spot as the teams ahead and directly below them all play each other in their remaining matches, preventing a scenario where they all win out.
All Eyes on Them
Midfielders Damir Kreilach and Albert Rusnák are inching closer to history as they both look to become the first RSL player to record double digits in both goals and assists. Kreilach added a goal and two assists against Colorado last Saturday to bring his total to 14 goals and eight assists. Meanwhile, Rusnak added an assist to bring his total to seven goals and 11 assists. Currently, Kreilach is tied for the fourth-highest combined goals and assists (22) total with Ola Kamara of D.C. United.
Connections: Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas have two of the highest total Homegrown minutes in the entire league. RSL has logged 9,740 minutes from Homegrown players – the most in the league, while Dallas has logged 8,170 minutes from Homegrowns, good for the second-most in the league.