REAL SALT LAKE CCL QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW (LEG 2):
RSL v. COLUMBUS CREW – TUESDAY, MARCH 1
Decisive Second Leg Set for 8:00 p.m. Kickoff at Rio Tinto Stadium;
All-MLS Quarterfinal Series Moves to Sandy Tied 0-0 on Aggregate;
RSL Game Notes for Leg Two Now Available Online
SANDY, Utah (Sunday, February 27, 2011) – The eyes of soccer fans across North and Central America will be fixated on Sandy this Tuesday, March 1, when Real Salt Lake will play host to fellow MLS competitor Columbus Crew in the second and decisive leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Round series. Kickoff from Rio Tinto Stadium – where RSL will be looking to extend a 33-game undefeated streak across all competitions dating back to May 2009 – is set for 8:00 p.m. MT. After last week’s scoreless draw in Central Ohio, Tuesday’s contest will be a “winner-take-all” affair, and while a scoreless draw will send the match into a 30-minute “mini-game” – and possibly penalty kicks to follow – any other even score after 90 minutes of regulation will give the series to The Crew courtesy of the “away goals” tiebreaker.
Tickets for Tuesday’s historic contest in Sandy remain available and can be purchased online at www.RealSaltLake.com, over the phone at 801-727-2700, or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office, Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. MT. Fans that can’t make it down to Sandy can watch the contest live on FOX Soccer and Galavision or listen live over the radio airwaves on ESPN 700 (America First Credit Union Pre-match Report @ 7:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM. Fans will also be able to follow the proceedings from Rio Tinto Stadium via the club’s official Twitter feed (@RealSaltLake) and MLSsoccer.com’s MatchCenter.
Real Salt Lake and Columbus are both aiming to become the first Major League Soccer side to represent the League in the CCL Semifinals since the tournament changed to the Champions League format for 2008/09. The winner of the MLS showdown will go on to face the victor of the Central American series between Costa Rica’s CD Saprissa and Honduran champion CD Olimpia, which Saprissa leads 1-0 after Thursday night’s Leg One contest in San Jose, Costa Rica. That series will conclude this Thursday, March 3, with the second leg in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, kicking off at 8:00 p.m. MT (live on Galavision).
RSL Game Notes for CCL Leg Two v. Columbus Now Available Online
Following is the link to the Adobe PDF file for the Real Salt Lake Game Notes in advance of Tuesday’s Leg Two of the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals against the Columbus Crew. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive the document as attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department via email at jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com.