REAL SALT LAKE SCHEDULE: SEPTEMBER 13-18, 2010
RSL Picks Up CONCACAF Champions League Play Wednesday v. Toronto FC at Rio Tinto Stadium;
Utah Side Looks to Claim MLS Home Unbeaten Streak Record as Its Own Saturday against Chicago Fire
SANDY, Utah (Sunday, September 12,
2010) – Real Salt
Lake will begin the busiest stretch of its hectic late-season schedule – a
run of six games in 18 days – this week with a pair of pivotal contests
at Rio Tinto Stadium. The challenging run begins this Wednesday,
Sept. 15, when Real Salt Lake welcomes fellow MLS side Toronto FC to
Sandy for Matchweek 3 of the CONCACAF Champions League group stage, and
continues on Saturday, Sept. 18, when the new-look Chicago Fire
will head to Sandy with recent acquisitions Nery Castillo and Freddie Ljungberg
in tow in a match presented by Cricket Wireless.
Tickets for both contests remain available and can be purchased online at www.RealSaltLake.com and www.RioTintoStadium.com, over the phone at 801-727-2700, and in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on weekdays and on gamedays beginning at 10:00 a.m. MT. Both contests will air on RSL’s official radio partners – ESPN 700 (English), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Homero 106.1-FM (Spanish) – and fans can also follow the club’s official Twitter feed, found at www.twitter.com/RealSaltLake, for live updates from Sandy.
Wednesday’s match could go a long way in sorting out who might advance from the CCL’s Group A, as both Real Salt Lake and Toronto FC and the group’s two other foes – Mexico’s Cruz Azul and Panamanian side Arabe Unido – all stand tied on three points from 1-1-0 records after their first two contests. Wednesday night’s match is set for an 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium and can be seen live on Fox Soccer Channel. This will mark the middle of three meetings in one month’s time between the two sides, who fought to a 0-0 draw in MLS play at BMO Field on Aug. 28 and will meet again in CCL action (Matchweek 5) on Sept. 28. First half goals by DF Jamison Olave (14’) and MF Andy Williams (42’) helped propel Real Salt Lake to a 2-0 win over the “Reds” in their League meeting in Sandy back on May 1.
Real Salt Lake (12-4-8, 44 pts. in MLS play) will then turn its attention back to League action – and, more specifically, the chase for the MLS Supporters Shield – with a rare Saturday afternoon matinee at 2:00 p.m. MT against a desperate Chicago Fire side looking to claw its way into the MLS Cup Playoff picture. In that contest, which will mark RSL’s season debut on TeleFutura and also will be broadcast on KUSG 2.2 / Comcast 111, the Utah side will be looking to snatch a piece of MLS history all to itself by becoming the first-ever MLS team to go 23 straight games at home without a defeat in League play. RSL evened the 2008-09 Columbus Crew’s mark on 22 games with its 1-0 defeat of the New York Red Bulls the last time out in Sandy on Sept. 4.
Real Salt Lake Schedule: Sept. 13-18, 2010 (all times MT unless noted)
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, Sept. 13: Training at XanGo Field in Lehi – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 14: Training at TBD – 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 15: Real Salt Lake (1-1-0, 3 pts.) v. Toronto FC (1-1-0, 3 pts.)
- CONCACAF Champions League, Group A – Matchweek 3
- 8:00 p.m. MT kick-off at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah
- TV: Fox Soccer Channel
- Radio: ESPN 700 (America First Credit Union Pre-match Report begins at 7:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM
Thursday, Sept. 16: Training site/time TBD
Friday, Sept. 17: Training site/time TBD
Saturday, Sept. 18: Real Salt Lake (12-4-8, 44 pts.) v. Chicago Fire (6-8-8, 26 pts.)
- MLS Regular Season – RSL Match #25
- 2:00 p.m. MT kick-off at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah
- TV: KUSG 2.2 (Comcast 111) / TeleFutura
- Radio: ESPN 700 (America First Credit Union Pre-match Report begins at 1:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM