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News Stand: RSL Needs to Fight to Make Playoffs

News Stand 6/8/15

After a scoreless draw against the last place Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake will need to fight to keep their current streak of post season appearances alive.  So writes columnist Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune.

Goalkeeper Nick Rimando was adamant afterward that the team wanted more from the first in string of games that will have RSL play six out of eight at home in June and July.

“Zero-zero draw. We wanted more. I don’t know what else to say.  You’ve got win your home games,” he said.

After the game, head coach Jeff Cassar, stayed positive and talked of things the team did well during the game.

“Yet, as RSL approaches the hallway point of the MLS, this is getting interesting -- and he knows it,” writes Kragthorpe.

With still five of the next seven games at home for RSL the time to make a push for the playoffs is now. To read Kurt Kragthorpe’s full column in the Salt Lake Tribune and other news about Real Salt Lake, click on the links below.

Local News:

Deseret News – RSL settles for scoreless draw vs Colorado – Rimando returns from National team duty to earn 121st career shutout – Real Salt Lake, Rapids play to scoreless draw
Salt Lake Tribune – RSL will have to fight just to make the playoffs
Salt Lake Tribune – RSL draws 0-0 with Colorado

Local Blogs:
RSL Soapbox – Player ratings: RSL vs Colorado
RSL Soapbox – A slow game results in a scoreless tie for RSL

ESPN 700 – Postgame comments by Head Coach Jeff Cassar
ESPN 700 – Highlights from RSL vs Colorado
Good4Utah – Colorado misses late penalty kick, RSL salvages a draw
KUTV – Fan Photos: RSL ends match against Colorado in a draw

Other: – Nick Rimando helps RSL get away with a point