REAL SALT LAKE HOSTS LAFC WEDNESDAY IN SANDY
RSL Welcomes LAFC to Rio Tinto Stadium in First Home Match Since March
SANDY, Utah – (Tuesday, August 25, 2020) – Real Salt Lake welcomes LAFC to Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30p MT. The match will be the club’s first in Utah since March 7 and will be broadcast live locally on KMYU, the KSL TV app and ESPN700 radio.
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After claiming a dominant 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids in Colorado last Saturday, RSL now returns home to face LAFC who dropped a 2-0 result to rival LA Galaxy last Saturday. Against Colorado, RSL notched four unanswered goals from Damir Kreilach, Maikel Chang, Corey Baird and Justin Meram in the second half to secure the victory.
Wednesday will be just the fifth meeting in the regular season between RSL and LAFC as the Utah side looks for its first regular season win over LAFC. In its last outing against the visitors, RSL fell 2-0 behind second-half goals from Carlos Vela and Adama Diomande.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake vs. LAFC – Wednesday, August 26, 2020
·Coverage Begins: 7:30 p.m. MT
·Local TV: KMYU w/ David James (play-by-play) & Brian Dunseth (color) with Samantha Yarock (sideline)
·Digital Streaming: KSL TV app
·English Radio: ESPN700
·Spanish TV: N/A
Game Notes for Wednesday’s RSL vs. LAFC game Available Online
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Wednesday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and LAFC can be found here. Media members looking to receive the document as an attachment or have further questions are asked to please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSL finished the 2019 regular season seeing 12 different players notch goals for the club. The team was led in scoring by MF Albert Rusnák with 10 goals, followed closely by FW Sam Johnson with nine goals while Rusnák added an additional five assists. 2018 RSL Golden Boot winner MF Damir Kreilach remained a steady presence in multiple roles for RSL in 2019, providing six goals and five assists in 32 starts this season.
On the backline, defender Nedum Onuoha returns in 2020 after becoming a mainstay at centerback in his first full season with the club, featuring in 27 of the club’s 34 matches. The former Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers defender was been paired alongside fellow returners Justen Glad, Marcelo Silva and Erik Holt and Nick Besler. On both sides of the backline, Homegrown defenders Aaron Herrera and Donny Toia return as the club welcomes MLS veteran Ashtone Morgan and MLS debutant Alvin Jones. Herrera led the team in matches played and minutes in 2019 having featured in 32 of RSL’s 34 matches for 2,768 minutes played.
In goal, David Ochoa and Andrew Putna return to the goalkeeping core and welcome veteran Zac MacMath to the team for the 2020 season. Putna saw action in goal for RSL and Real Monarchs last season, starting five of RSL’s 34 matches while earning two shutouts on the year in RSL’s dominant 3-0 victory over 2019 expansion side FC Cincinnati on April 19 and a scoreless draw against New England on September 21.