SANDY, Utah – (Saturday, September 5, 2020) – Real Salt Lake returns to the field on Sunday, September 6 when it travels to Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota to face Minnesota United FC. The match is set to kick off at 6:00 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live locally on KMYU, the KSL TV app and ESPN700 radio.
RSL returns to the field after a 2-2 home draw against Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday in a match that saw Justen Glad and Pablo Ruiz each notch goals for the home side in its first match at Rio Tinto Stadium since March 7. The draw dropped RSL to 7th in the Western Conference standings through three matches in Major League Soccer’s first phase of its continuation of play.
On Sunday RSL will be seeking its first win in Minnesota since The Loons entered the league in 2017. RSL currently holds an 0-3-0 record in Minnesota after falling 3-1 last September in the club’s first trip to Allianz Field. A win could move RSL as high as 3rd place in the Western Conference behind Sporting KC and Seattle.
Minnesota enters the match having fallen 3-0 to the Houston Dynamo last Wednesday. The Loons currently sit 4th in the Western Conference standings.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ Minnesota United FC – Sunday, September 6, 2020
·Coverage Begins: 5:30 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 Sunday’s RSL @ MIN game Available Online
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Sunday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and The Loons 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 email@example.com.
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.