REAL SALT LAKE TRAVELS TO SEATTLE TO FACE SOUNDERS FC ON WEDNESDAY




Kickoff set for 8:00 p.m. MT from CenturyLink Field


SANDY, Utah
 – (Wednesday, October 7, 2020) – 
Real Salt Lake
 is set to kick off the first of three consecutive matches against Cascadia opposition on Wednesday, October 7 when it faces Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. MT and will be broadcast locally on KMYU, the KSL TV app and ESPN700 radio.




RSL enters Sunday’s match after falling 3-1 to LAFC on Sunday in Utah, a match that saw RSL’s comeback fall short despite a 
Marcelo Silva
-generated own goal in the second half.




Wednesday will be the 27
th
 all-time meeting between RSL and Seattle as RSL looks to advance its 3-9-2 record in Seattle since 2009. In the last meeting between the sides, 
Justen Glad
 and 
Pablo Ruiz
 each notched goals in a 2-2 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium on September 2.




Seattle enters the midweek contest after claiming a 3-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Seattle last Saturday. Sounders FC sits atop the Western Conference ahead of Wednesday’s match.




How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ Seattle Sounders FC – Wednesday, October 7, 2020


·
Coverage Begins: 
7:30 p.m. MT


·
Local TV:
 KMYU w/ David James (play-by-play) & Brian Dunseth (color) with Samantha Yarock (sideline)


·
Digital Streaming:
 KSL TV app


·
English Radio:
 ESPN700


·
Spanish TV:
 N/A




Game Notes for Wednesday’s RSL @ SEA game Available Online


Those seeking the 
Adobe PDF 
version of the
 Game Guide
 in advance of Wednesday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and Sounders FC 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
.




RSL finished the 2019 regular season seeing 12 different players notch goals for the club. The team was led in scoring by MF 
Albert Rusnák
 with 10 goals, followed closely by FW 
Sam Johnson
 with nine goals while Rusnák added an additional five assists. 2018 RSL Golden Boot winner MF 
Damir Kreilach
 remained a steady presence in multiple roles for RSL in 2019, providing six goals and five assists in 32 starts this season. 




On the backline, defender 
Nedum Onuoha
 returns in 2020 after becoming a mainstay at centerback in his first full season with the club, featuring in 27 of the club’s 34 matches. The former Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers defender was been paired alongside fellow returners 
Justen Glad

Marcelo Silva
 and 
Erik Holt
 and 
Nick Besler
. On both sides of the backline, Homegrown defenders 
Aaron Herrera
 and 
Donny Toia 
return as the club welcomes MLS veteran 
Ashtone Morgan
 and MLS debutant 
Alvin Jones
. Herrera led the team in matches played and minutes in 2019 having featured in 32 of RSL’s 34 matches for 2,768 minutes played.




In goal, 
David Ochoa
 and 
Andrew Putna
 return to the goalkeeping core and welcome veteran 
Zac MacMath
 to the team for the 2020 season. Putna saw action in goal for RSL and Real Monarchs last season, starting five of RSL’s 34 matches while earning two shutouts on the year in RSL’s dominant 3-0 victory over 2019 expansion side FC Cincinnati on April 19 and a scoreless draw against New England on September 21.

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