REAL SALT LAKE MATCH PREVIEW: RSL AT LA GALAXY
First MLS Cup 2009 Rematch on Tap as Claret-and Cobalt Play Third Match in Seven Days against Early West Front-runners
After advancing past the San Jose Earthquakes last night in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifier in the Bay Area, Real Salt Lake (1-1-1, 4 pts.) will stay in California for the weekend to take on the Los Angeles Galaxy (3-0-0, 9 pts.) in a pivotal early-season showdown this Saturday, April 17. Kick-off for the first of two MLS Cup 2009 rematches this season is set for 8:30 p.m. MT at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., with Fox Soccer Channel’s national broadcast coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. The match can also be followed live over the airwaves on RSL’s official radio partners – KALL 700 Sports (English) and ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and La Magia 106.1-FM (Spanish). Fans can also track live updates of the match via Real Salt Lake’s official Twitter feed, located at www.Twitter.com/RealSaltLake.
Real Salt Lake and the Galaxy will renew acquaintances for the first time since they met in Seattle at MLS Cup last November, when the Utah side defeated the Galaxy 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie through 120 grueling minutes of regulation soccer. RSL has posted a .500 regular season record (5-5-5) against the Galaxy and a respectable 3-4-1 away ledger in eight meetings at The Home Depot Center, the subsequent .438 winning percentage representing the second highest road mark against an MLS opponent (2-2-1, .500 at San Jose). Real Salt Lake has controlled the series in recent seasons, going 4-2-5 in its last 11 match-ups (3-2-1 away) since May 2006, which includes last year’s ultimate triumph in the Cup final.
The Rail Event Center to Host Saturday’s Official RSL Watch Party
Real Salt Lake invites all fans of the Claret-and-Cobalt to gather once again at The Rail Event Center, located 235 N. 500 West in Salt Lake City, this Saturday night for the Official RSL Watch Party for the first of two huge MLS Cup 2009 rematches with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Doors for the RSL Watch Party will open at 7:45 p.m. MT in advance of the 8:30 p.m. kickoff, and free admission will be granted to anyone wearing RSL apparel and children 12 years of age and under. Anyone wishing to gain entrance without wearing any RSL gear may do so for a $3.00 fee at the door.
The Rail will be able to accommodate all Real Salt Lake fans, as the facility includes an alcohol-free family center and an over-21 adult area serving alcoholic beverages. The Rail Event Center stretches over 42,000 square feet and will feature the important early-season affair on most of its 48 plasma screen TV’s located throughout the building, giving fans plenty of options to see the Fox Soccer Channel broadcast of the Western Conference showdown.
For more information, visit The Rail’s website at www.theraileventcenter.com or call 801-355-0266.
“RSL on the Air”: April 17 at Los Angeles Galaxy – 8:30 p.m. MT
TV: Fox Soccer Channel – Coverage begins with “MLS on FSC” at 8:00 p.m.
Radio: KALL 700 Sports (English) – Coverage begins with America First Credit Union Pre-match Report at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and La Magia 106.1-FM (Spanish)
MLS Game Guide for RSL v. Galaxy Attached
Attached is the link to the PDF file for MLS Game Guide (Media Notes) in advance of Saturday’s MLS Cup 2009 rematch between Real Salt Lake and the Los Angeles Galaxy at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. If you have any problems opening the link, would like to request the document as an attachment, or are seeking more information on the contest, please contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department via email at jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com.