REAL SALT LAKE GAME NOTES & PREVIEW – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 v. COLORADO RAPIDS
RSL Returns to Rio Tinto Stadium for Wednesday’s Rocky Mountain Cup Bout vs. Colorado Rapids;
MLS Game Guide, Satellite Coordinate & Video Preview Soundbyte Information for Wednesday’s Match Included
SANDY, Utah (Tuesday, April 12, 2011) – While the stakes are always high when Real Salt Lake (3-0-0, 9 pts.) and the Colorado Rapids (3-1-0, 9 pts.) meet up, the Rocky Mountain Cup will have plenty of fresh storylines for 2011 when the best rivalry in Major League Soccer is renewed this Wednesday, April 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Kickoff for the latest installment of the heated rivalry series is set for 7:00 p.m. MT (live on KMYU 2.2), with the evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. with Carnival Real on the stadium’s East Lawn and the opening of gates an hour later.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids
- Tickets: Seats remain available and can be purchased online at RealSaltLake.com, over the phone at 801-727-2700 or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office weekdays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. MT and on game day beginning at 10:00 a.m.
- TV: KMYU (Ch. 2.2 over-the-air, Comcast Ch. 22 & Dish Network Ch. 12); MLS Direct Kick subscription package (DIRECTV Ch. 471, Dish Network 458)
- Radio: ESPN 700 / ESPN700Sports.com (English) (pre-game coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. MT), ESPN Deportes 1600 / Juan 106.1-FM (Spanish)
- Online: Live updates via Official RSL Twitter Feed (@RealSaltLake) and MLS MatchCenter on RealSaltLake.com; live streaming video available feed via MLS MatchDay Live at MLSsoccer.com (subscription required)
Rocky Mountain Cup Series History
Real Salt Lake may trail the overall series 6-8-6, but it’s the Utahans that have controlled the rivalry as of late, posting a 4-2-4 record across the last 10 meetings dating back to the middle of the 2007 campaign. That marked the first season RSL claimed the Rocky Mountain Cup trophy for its supporters following a 7-4 win in points on the year, and the Utah side has managed to retain possession of the Cup after series ties in each of the last three regular seasons. Real Salt Lake is 4-3-3 at home all-time against the Rapids, which includes a mark of 1-0-2 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Colorado’s last visit to Sandy made for a memorable encounter last Sept. 25, as, just minutes after an apparent equalizer for the home side was waived off, DF Nat Borchers’ header in stoppage time helped RSL salvage a 1-1 draw in front of a boisterous crowd of 18,317. The return leg for the two sides’ regular season finale on Oct. 23 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park proved even more eventful, as FW Álvaro Saborío’s pair of goals in second half stoppage time capped a furious comeback for a 2-2 draw, allowing the Utahans to lift the Rocky Mountain Cup in front of its fans for a fourth straight occasion. The two sides will close out the rivalry during the 2011 season’s penultimate weekend on Friday, Oct. 14 in Commerce City, Colo.
MLS Game Guide for Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids Now Available Online
Following is the link to the Adobe PDF file for the MLS Game Guide (Media Notes) in advance Wednesday’s Real Salt Lake-Colorado Rapids Rocky Mountain Cup showdown at Rio Tinto Stadium. 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.