SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake announced on Tuesday that Thursday’s Western Conference Semifinal series second leg against Seattle Sounders FC at Rio Tinto Stadium will now kickoff at 8 p.m. MT and will be shown live on NBC Sports Network.
Rio Tinto Stadium gates will open at 6:30 p.m. MT on Thursday.
Real Salt Lake is looking for a team record seventh-consecutive sell-out and seeking to extend the club mark to 12 sellouts in 20 home games this season. Fans are encouraged to show up early on Thursday, showing their RSL Pride by wearing red and – of course – being loud.
RSL played Seattle to a scoreless draw in the series’ first leg at CenturyLink Field on Friday, Nov. 2. GK Nick Rimando had a performance for the ages in that match, making incredible stop after incredible stop and overcoming both a facial laceration – which required three stitches – and a broken nose to keep his fourth-straight clean sheet across all competitions.
Friday’s result means that the Claret-and-Cobalt simply needs a win of any kind on Thursday night to advance to the Western Conference Final series. If RSL and Seattle are tied after regulation, the match will go into a 30-minute extra time period. If the sides’ remain tied after the extra time period, the series will be decided by a penalty kick shootout.
Stay tuned to www.RealSaltLake.com and follow the club on Twitter @RealSaltLake for all the latest news and information on the team ahead of the Oct. 17 match in Seattle.