SANDY, Utah (Friday, July 12, 2019) – Real Salt Lake returns to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, July 13 to kick off the first of two straight regular season home matches when it hosts the Philadelphia Union at 8:00p MT. The match can be seen live locally on KMYU and the KSL TV app.
Single game tickets to Saturday’s match start at just $17 at RSL.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.
RSL is coming off a last-minute loss at the hands of the San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday where RSL nearly left Avaya Stadium with a scoreless draw before Quakes striker Danny Hoesen claimed the stoppage-time winner.
The match in San Jose marked a historic night for Major League Soccer and RSL GK Nick Rimando became the first player in league history to appear in 500 regular season matches. Rimando reached the milestone after an illustrious 20-year career in the league where he has earned and set records for matches played, matches started, goalkeeping wins, saves, shutouts and minutes played.
Philadelphia arrives in Utah sitting atop the Eastern Conference at 10-5-6 (36 points), including a 4-3-3 (15 points) road record. Most recently the Union played to a 2-2 draw with Orlando City SC last Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union – Saturday, July 13, 2019
· Coverage Begins: 8:00 p.m. MT
· Local TV: KMYU w/ David James (play-by-play), Brian Dunseth (color) & Samantha Yarock (sideline)
· Digital Streaming: KSL TV app
· English Radio: ESPN700 with Bill Riley (play-by-play) & Jay Nolly (color)
· Spanish Radio: 107.1 FM
Game Notes for Saturday’s RSL vs. PHI game Available Online
The link to the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and the Union is available HERE. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive it as an attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As RSL enters the halfway point of the 2019 season, Head Coach Mike Petke’s team has seen eight different players notch goals for the club. The team is led in scoring by Designated Player FW Sam Johnson having scored eight goals in 16 matches played while MF Albert Rusnák has added another six goals on the year.
2018 RSL Golden Boot winner MF Damir Kreilach has remained a steady presence in the midfield for RSL in 2019, providing three goals and three assists in 16 starts this season. Playmaker FW Jefferson Savarino has three goals to his name, enough to earn a call-up to the Venezuelan Men’s National Team for the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.
On the backline, DF Nedum Onuoha has been a mainstay at centerback in his first full season with the club, starting and playing in 17 of the club’s 18 matches thus far. The former Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers defender has seen been paired alongside Homegrown DFs Justen Glad, Erik Holt and Marcelo Silva and on occasion, MF Nick Besler. On both sides of the backline, Homegrown DFs Aaron Herrera, Brooks Lennon and Donny Toia have battled for starting positions at right and left back. Herrera leads the defensive group in matches played in 2019 having featured in all 19 matches.
In goal, legendary GK Nick Rimando has featured in 15 matches in 2019, earning four shutouts. Prior to the commencement of the season, Rimando announced that 2019 – his 20th season in MLS would be his last and was recently selected by MLS Commissioner Don Garber for the 2019 MLS All-Star game in Orlando, Florida on July 31. On July 6, Rimando became the first player in MLS to start and play in 500 regular season matches as he continues to set the bench mark for players across the league. GK Andrew Putna has also seen action in goal this season, starting four of RSL’s 18 matches while earning one shutout on the year in RSL’s dominant 3-0 victory over 2019 expansion side FC Cincinnati