HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, October 29, 2021) – Real Salt Lake returns home to Rio Tinto Stadium for the first of two consecutive matches to close out the home portion of the 2021 regular season against San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, October 30 at 1:30 p.m. MT and then against Portland Timbers on Wednesday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. MT.

The match will be broadcast live nationally on TUDN and UniMas and locally on KMYU while being 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 vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

Saturday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. MT 

Game Notes for Saturday’s RSL vs. SJ game Available Online

Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and the San Jose Earthquakes 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 tmeyer@rsl.com.

Records: Real Salt Lake (13-12-6, 45 points, 7th in West); San Jose Earthquakes (9-13-10, 37 points, 10th in West)

Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake has earned a record of 12-13-11 against San Jose Earthquakes, most recently defeating Saturday’s visitors 4-3 on September 15 in a dramatic come-from-behind victory. Rubio Rubin bagged a brace, while Albert Rusnak and Justin Meram scored the remaining two goals.

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The Road to Playoffs

With just three games remaining, Real Salt Lake currently sits in seventh place just above the playoff line with 45 points. Just five points separate fourth place and ninth place, with RSL firmly in the middle of the pack. Unlike the teams directly above and below, RSL has three games to go, while the remaining teams have just two, meaning RSL has a chance at nine points compared to the others six. Additionally, the teams in the playoff race with RSL play each other which prevents every team above it from winning out. Finally, RSL is one of only two teams left jostling for a place in the playoffs that still has a positive goal differential, meaning should they tie another team based on points, RSL will receive the higher seed.  

The Path to History

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 against Dallas last Wednesday to bring his total to 15 goals and eight assists. Meanwhile, Rusnak added a goal to bring his total to eight goals and 11 assists. Currently, Kreilach is tied for the fourth-highest combined goals and assists (23) total with Valentin Castellanos of New York City FC.

Connections: The two sides do not currently have any direct connections to one another. However, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera and David Ochoa have played with JT Marcinkowski and Jackson Yueill on the U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team.