REAL SALT LAKE SCHEDULE: MAY 24-30, 2010
RSL Returns Home Looking to Extend Win Streak to Team-Record Five Games Saturday vs. Kansas City at Rio Tinto Stadium;
Wizards Last Visitor to Win in Utah as RSL Home Unbeaten Streak Stands at 14 Games
SANDY, Utah – After Sunday's late-game heroics by Argentine FW Fabian Espíndola led RSL to a 2-1 road win at Chivas USA and extended the team’s win streak to four games, Real Salt Lake (5-3-1, 16 pts., t-2nd West) and its red-hot form return home this Saturday, May 29, when the defending MLS Cup champs host the Kansas City Wizards (2-4-2, 8 pts., t-5th East).
Kickoff between Real Salt Lake – Major League Soccer’s highest-scoring team – and Kansas City (the league’s lowest-scoring road team) at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah is set for 7:00 p.m. MT, with fans able to secure tickets by calling (801) 727.2701 or by visiting www.RealSaltLake.com or www.RioTintoStadium.com. Saturday’s potentially history-making game will also see television coverage on KUSG 2.2 (Comcast 111/Dish Network 12) beginning at 7:00 p.m. MT. Fans can also follow the action live on Real Salt Lake’s radio partners: KALL 700 Sports (American First Credit Union Pre-match Report begins at 6:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM.
Kansas City was the last MLS visitor to emerge with a win at Rio Tinto Stadium, FW Josh Wolff scoring twice in the Wizards’ 2-0 win on May 16, 2009. Real Salt Lake’s current 14-game home regular-season unbeaten run is the team’s longest ever (previous mark: 12 games, 3/29 – 9/29, 2008), eight games shy of matching the Columbus Crew’s MLS-record 22-game streak between June ’08 and Sept. ’09. Adding playoff and exhibition games, RSL's current unbeaten streak runs to 17 games in all competitions.
With a win, Real Salt Lake’s current streak would extend to five games, setting a new mark for its longest winning streak in League play in club history, a four-game run during July/August of 2006. On two previous occasions, RSL has posted five-game unbeaten streaks (2-0-3 in Sept./Oct. 2008; 2-0-3 in June/July 2009), but never capturing more than nine points in such a run.
Real Salt Lake Schedule: May 24-30, 2010 (all times MT; sites subject to change)
All RSL practices are open to members of the media and the general public unless otherwise noted, with media availability for all players and coaches to immediately follow each session. Those planning on attending any session can confirm the time and location of that day's training by calling 801-918-5050.
Monday, May 24: OFF DAY
Tuesday, May 25: Training at XanGo Field – 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 26: Training at XanGo Field – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 27: Training at XanGo Field – 10:00 a.m.
Friday, May 28: Training at Site TBD – 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 29: Kansas City Wizards @ Real Salt Lake
· Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
· 7:00 p.m. MT kick-off
· TV: KUSG 2.2 (Comcast 111/Dish Network 12)
· Radio: KALL 700 Sports, ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, Homero 106.1-FM
Sunday, May 30: OFF DAY