REAL SALT LAKE OPENS THREE-MATCH HOME STAND WEDNESDAY AGAINST SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC
RSL Seeks Second Place in West with Victory and Results Around Major League Soccer
SANDY, Utah – (Tuesday, August 13, 2019) – Real Salt Lake welcomes Seattle Sounders FC to Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday, August 14 at 8:00p MT as the club looks to build upon its 5-1-3 (18 points) regular season record since the end of the Gold Cup break in June. The match can be seen live locally on KMYU and the KSL TV app and on the radio on ESPN700.
The match will mark the first for the club with Interim Head Coach Freddy Juarez leading the team after his appointment to the position on Sunday.
Tickets to Wednesday’s match start at just $17 and can be purchased by visiting RSL.com or by calling 844.REAL.TIX.
Wednesday’s contest will be the first of three consecutive home matches for RSL as it hosts Sounders FC and LAFC this week, before hosting the Colorado Rapids on August 24. RSL enters Wednesday’s match against Sounders FC after topping rival Sporting Kansas City 2-1 last Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park behind two goals from FW Corey Baird. After falling behind in the first half, Baird leveled the match just seven minutes later and found the winning strike in the 70th minute when his left-footed volley found the far-post side netting. The win saw RSL improve to 5-1-3 (18 points) since the end of the 2019 Gold Cup that finished in June.
RSL and Seattle’s all-time regular season series is knotted entering Wednesday’s match in Sandy with each team having claimed 10 wins over one another while seeing four draws supplement the series since 2009. At Rio Tinto Stadium, RSL has been dominant over the Rave Green, having earned a 7-1-2 (23 points) record and a +10-goal differential. The two sides have met on one previous occasion in 2019, a match that Seattle claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over the Utah side in early-April.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC – Wednesday, August 14, 2019
· Coverage Begins: 7:30 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 Wednesday’s RSL vs. SEA Game Guide Available Online
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RSL enters the match seeing 10 different players notch goals for the club. The team is led in scoring by Designated Player FW Sam Johnson and MF Albert Rusnák with eight goals apiece and Rusnák adding an additional four assists.
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 21 starts this season. Playmaker FW Jefferson Savarino has six goals and five assists 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, featuring in 18 of the club’s 24 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 23 of RSL’s 24 matches.
In goal, legendary GK Nick Rimando has featured in 20 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.