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RSL Game Preview @ Portland



RSL Returns to League Play Attempting to Continue 18-Match MLS Undefeated Streak;

MLS Game Guide for RSL @ Timbers Now Available Online


SANDY, Utah (Friday, April 29, 2011) – Real Salt Lake will return its focus to MLS action tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, with a stern test at the expansion Portland Timbers. Real Salt Lake will put its undefeated 4-0-0 record (12 pts., 2nd in West) and 18-match undefeated streak in League play on the line against the Timbers (2-3-1, 7 pts; T-5th in West) during its first-ever trip to the intimidating confines of JELD-WEN Field, with the 8:30 p.m. MT kickoff on Saturday being televised live on KMYU 2.2 (Comcast 22 / DishNet 12). In addition, fans will be able to follow the action live on RSL radio partners – ESPN 700 Sports (pre-game coverage begins at 7:30 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Juan 106.1-FM – and online via updates on RSL’s Twitter feed (@RealSaltLake) and the MLS MatchCenter at www.RealSaltLake.com.

How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ Portland

  • TV: KMYU 2.2 (Comcast 12 / DishNet 22) & MLS Direct Kick package (subscription)
  • Radio: ESPN 700 & ESPN700Sports.com (English) (pre-game coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. MT), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM & Juan 106.1-FM (Spanish)
  • Online:  Streaming video via MLS MatchDay Live (subscription), live updates via Official RSL Twitter Feed (@RealSaltLake), MLS MatchCenter live stats monitor on www.RealSaltLake.com, and live chat on www.PortlandTimbers.com.


MLS Game Guide for Saturday’s RSL-Timbers Clash

Following is the MLS Game Guide (Game Notes) in advance of Saturday’s League clash between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field in Portland. If you would prefer to download the Game Guide as a PDF attachment, please click on the link below the notes. If you have any problems obtaining the document or are seeking more information on the match, please contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department via email at jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com.

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MLS Game Guide – RSL @ Portland Timbers – Saturday, April 30


RSL “Game Note” of the Match: More Than Just a Home Streak for RSL …

In Major League Soccer’s 16-year history, there have been 25 double-digit unbeaten regular-season streaks for its teams … Real Salt Lake’s historic 2010 season saw the squad amass runs of both 10 and 14 games, with the mid-April win vs. Colorado extending the latter streak to 18 games without a loss, one of the top three streaks in MLS history, just two games shy of setting a new League standard …

A year ago, FC Dallas matched the Columbus Crew’s 19-game run by not losing for 4 ½ months, then saw it crash to a halt by dropping an 0-2 decision at Rio Tinto Stadium … Dallas had the last laugh, however, ousting RSL in the teams’ first-round MLS Cup Playoff matchup with a 3-2 aggregate win in October … The list:



TEAM                 #           START                     STOP         

Dallas                 19    05/27/2010     10/09/2010

Columbus               19    07/03/2004     04/02/2005

Real Salt Lake         18    07/24/2010               

Los Angeles            15    10/02/2009     06/05/2010

Los Angeles            15    09/07/1997     05/17/1998


www.RealSaltLake.com / www.RioTintoStadium.com / www.ESPN700Sports.com