RSL Faces FC Dallas Saturday in Frisco

REAL SALT LAKE FACES FC DALLAS SATURDAY IN FRISCO

RSL Looking to Jump in Western Conference Standings in Vital Texas Clash

SANDY, Utah – (Friday, July 26, 2019) – Real Salt Lake travels to Frisco, Texas on Saturday, July 27 to face Western Conference foe FC Dallas at 6:00p MT. Saturday’s match can be seen live locally on KMYU, the KSL TV app and will be carried on the radio on ESPN700.

RSL enters Saturday’s bout having fallen 1-0 against Tigres UANL from Mexico’s Liga MX in its first-ever Leagues Cup match on Wednesday. Eduardo Vargas notched the lone goal for Tigres in the match, firing a deflected shot that beat GK Nick Rimando from distance to knock RSL out at the quarterfinal round.

RSL travels to FC Dallas holding a 9-9-3 (30 points) record in the 2019 MLS regular season. RSL currently sits in seventh place in the West, two points behind Saturday’s hosts. Saturday’s match will mark the second and final regular season bout of 2019 between the two sides as RSL and FC Dallas have faced one another once already in 2019. FC Dallas left Utah victorious after claiming a 4-2 victory at Rio Tinto Stadium in late-March. RSL saw goals from MF Jefferson Savarino and DF Marcelo Silva in the loss.

FC Dallas holds the all-time series lead against RSL with the Utah side holding a 12-20-7 (43 points) record ahead of Saturday’s match.

How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ FC Dallas – Saturday, July 27, 2019

·         Coverage Begins: 5:30 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: N/A

Game Notes for Saturday’s RSL @ FCD 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 FC Dallas 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 tmeyer@rsl.com.

RSL enters the match with Head Coach Mike Petke’s team seeing 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 seven 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 four goals and three assists in 19 starts this season. Playmaker FW Jefferson Savarino has five 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 21 matches thus far. The former Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers defender has seen been paired alongside Homegrown DFs Justen GladErik Holt and Marcelo Silva and on occasion, MF Nick Besler. On both sides of the backline, Homegrown DFs Aaron HerreraBrooks 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 20 of RSL’s 21 matches.

In goal, legendary GK Nick Rimando has featured in 17 matches in 2019, earning five 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 on April 19.

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