REAL SALT LAKE GAME PREVIEW & NOTES:
RSL v. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION – MONDAY, JULY 4
TV/Radio/Online Information for How to Follow Monday’s July 4th Holiday Affair;
MLS Game Guide for RSL v. Revs Now Available Online
SANDY, Utah (Saturday, July 2, 2011) – Coming off wins in the last week against Toronto FC and the Wilmington Hammerheads in MLS and U.S. Open Cup action respectively, Real Salt Lake (7-3-5, 26 pts.; 4th in West) will look to make it three victories on the trot this Monday, July 4, when the New England Revolution (3-8-6, 15 pts.; 9th in East) come to Sandy for RSL’s annual Independence Day Celebration contest.
This year’s holiday match, presented by Sports Med Utah, kicks off at 6:30 p.m. MT and will be followed by the much-anticipated #9 jersey retirement ceremony in honor of current head coach Jason Kreis in addition to an in-stadium fireworks display, featuring musical accompaniment by the American West Symphony. The first 10,000 fans through the Rio Tinto Stadium gates upon opening at 5:30 p.m. will also receive a free commemorative RSL/Jason Kreis #9 poster, courtesy of Sports Med Utah.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake v. New England Revolution
- TV: ESPN2
- Radio: ESPN 700 & ESPN700Sports.com (English) (pre-game coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM & Juan 106.1-FM (Spanish)
- Online: In-match updates via Official RSL Twitter Feed (@RealSaltLake) and MLS MatchCenter live stats monitor and fan chat on www.RealSaltLake.com
MLS Game Guide for RSL v. Revolution Now Available Online
Following is the Issuu.com online reader and online PDF link for the MLS Game Guide (Game Notes) in advance of Monday’s July 4th holiday showdown between Real Salt Lake and the New England Revolution at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. If you have any problems downloading the document as an attachment 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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RSL “Game Note” of the Match: RSL’s Independence Day History
Real Salt Lake has only lost once in its six previous Independence Day home games, however, it has also won just once and played to two scoreless draws as well, posting a 1-1-4 mark all-time … The lone loss did come back in 2007 at the team’s former Rice-Eccles Stadium home, dropping a 1-2 decision to Toronto on a Collin Samuel PK … The lone win was last year’s 5-0 thrashing of New England … The list:
Date Opponent Venue Result
7/4/05 New York Rice-Eccles T, 2-2
7/4/06 Chivas USA Rice-Eccles T, 0-0
7/4/07 Toronto FC Rice-Eccles L, 1-2
7/3/08 Houston Dynamo Rice-Eccles T, 0-0
7/3/09 San Jose Earthquakes Rio Tinto T, 1-1
7/2/10 NE Revolution Rio Tinto W, 5-0
7/4/11 NE Revolution Rio Tinto ???
RSL History v. Revolution
After getting off to a rough start in the series against New England, Real Salt Lake has taken control in recent seasons, its 5-1-1 record since 2008 helping RSL to a 6-4-3 overall mark against the Revolution. That ledger includes three straight victories, including RSL’s 2-0 triumph at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough earlier this season back on April 9, a game in which Collen Warner collected a pair of assists on goals from Chris Schuler (27’) and Paulo Jr. (47’) Rio Tinto Stadium has served as New England’s house of horrors, as Real Salt Lake has outscored the Revolution 11-0 in their two previous visits to Sandy – a franchise record-setting 6-0 pasting on June 25, 2009, and a 5-0 shutout in last season’s Independence Day Celebration on July 2.