SANDY, Utah / NEW YORK (Thursday, July 28, 2011) – Major League Soccer has announced that the previously postponed contest between Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps FC has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 6. Kickoff for the rescheduled affair is set for 7:30 p.m. MT and will take place at the soon-to-be new home of Whitecaps FC, the renovated BC Place in downtown Vancouver.
Television broadcast information for the new date will be announced in the near future, but fans will be able to follow the action live over the radio airwaves via RSL’s official partners – ESPN 700 (and ESPN700Sports.com), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Juan 106.1-FM.
The match, originally scheduled for July 16, was postponed after heavy rains made the temporary grass field installed at Whitecaps FC’s current home of Empire Field unplayable.
The rescheduled date will result in more miles logged for Real Salt Lake during a back half of the MLS season laden with away fixtures. When factoring in the new Oct. 6 date north of the border, the Claret-and-Cobalt will play nine of their last 13 regular season contests – and five of their last seven – away from the friendly confines of Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake’s 2-2-3 away mark thus far makes the Utah side one of five across the 18-team league with at least a .500 record on the road in 2011.