Real Salt Lake's History Against International Opponents

REAL SALT LAKE’S INTERNATIONAL HISTORY:

Real Salt Lake famously hosted its first European visitor back in August, 2006, when world power Real Madrid visited the Beehive State, RSL falling 0-2 at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus on August 12, 2006, not coincidentally the date of Rio Tinto Stadium’s groundbreaking. The following Summer, RSL downed Everton (ENG), 2-0, with the Liverpool-based side returning to Utah for the 2009 MLS All-Star Game in Sandy, the Toffees winning via penalty kick shootout, 4-3, to decide a 1-1 draw at the conclusion of 90 minutes.

RSL’s history against international clubs at Rio Tinto Stadium is dominated by CONCACAF Champions League play with 22 of 23 all-time games of this type part of CCL competition; however, numerous friendlies have existed against Mexican, Argentine, Jamaican, Chilean and English teams, mostly at Rice-Eccles Stadium during the 13-year old club’s early years. The records:

With last Summer’s 1-2 loss at home to Italy’s Inter Milan, RSL’s all-time record is now 18-10-10 (W-L-T) all-time in international contests, with a +14 goal differential (55 goals for / 41 goals against) … In meaningful int’l competition, RSL is 11-5-6 (34 GF / 22 GA) …

In the Rio Tinto Stadium era, RSL is 13-7-8 vs. visiting international squads (does NOT include league matches against visiting Canadian teams, against whom RSL is now 13-2-3 (33/14 goal +/-); however, the record DOES include CCL series v. Columbus and Toronto) …

The complete historical rundown, with friendlies against international teams in RED and CCL games in blue (European teams in BOLD):

Date                            Opponent                                           Score  / Result

June 8, 2005              Universidad Catolica (CHL)    3-2       W         @ Rice-Eccles Stadium
August 24, 2005         Harbour View F.C. (JAM)                   1-1       T
July 19, 2006             Monarcas Morelia (MEX)                    1-3       L
August 12, 2006        Real Madrid (SPN)                           0-2       L
April 18, 2007             Fiji National Team                               3-0       W
June 7, 2007              Chinese National Team                      1-0       W
July 21, 2007             Everton (ENG)                                   2-0       W
July 24, 2007              Boca Juniors (ARG)               1-1       T
July 9, 2008                Santos Laguna (MEX)                        1-4       L
July 23, 2008              Dep. Saprissa (CRC)             1-2       L
Sept. 3, 2008              UANL Tigres (MEX)                1-0       W                                                        
July 11, 2009              C.F. América (MEX)                           1-0       W         @ Rio Tinto Stadium
July 29, 2009              Everton (ENG) v MLS All-Stars          1-1       T (EVE wins 4-3 in shootout)
Oct. 7, 2009                CD Guadalajara (MEX)                      1-1       T
June 19, 2010              Puntarenas F.C. (CRC)                      2-0       W
August 18, 2010           Árabe Unido (PAN)                             2-1       W
August 25, 2010          @ Cruz Azul (MEX)                            4-5       L
Sept. 15, 2010             Toronto FC (CAN)                              4-1       W
Sept. 22, 2010             @ Arabe Unido (PAN)                        3-2       W
Sept. 28, 2010             @ Toronto FC (CAN)             1-1       T
Oct. 19, 2010               Cruz Azul (MEX)                                3-1       W
Feb. 22, 2011               @ Columbus Crew (USA)                            0-0       T
March 1, 2011              Columbus Crew (USA)                       4-1       W
March 15, 2011           Dep. Saprissa (CRC)             2-0       W
April 5, 2011                @ Dep. Saprissa (CRC)                     1-2       L*
April 20, 2011              @ Monterrey (MEX)                           2-2       T
April 27, 2011              Monterrey (MEX)                                0-1       L
July 31, 2012              @ Herediano (CRC)               0-1       L
August 21, 2012          Tauro FC (PAN)                                 2-0       W
Sept. 18, 2012            @ Tauro FC (PAN)                             1-0       W
Oct. 23, 2012              Herediano (CRC)                               0-0       T
August 12, 2014          Xolos de Tijuana (MEX)                     1-1       T
August 4, 2015            @ Municipal (GUA)                            1-0       W
Sept. 15, 2015             @ Santa Tecla (SLV)             0-0       T
Sept. 24, 2015             Santa Tecla (SLV)                              2-1       W
Oct. 20, 2015               Municipal (GUA)                                 1-0       W
Feb. 24, 2016              @ UANL Tigres (MEX)                       0-2       L
March 2, 2016             UANL Tigres (MEX)                1-1       T
July 19, 2016              Internazionale Milano (ITA) 1-2       L
July 17, 2017              Manchester United FC (ENG)          8:00 p.m. MT

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