RSL Travels to Allianz Field for Second Time in Six Matches

SANDY, Utah – (Saturday, September 26, 2020) – Real Salt Lake is set to face Minnesota United FC on Sunday, September 27 in the club’s second trip to Allianz Field since Major League Soccer resumed regular season play in August. Kickoff from St. Paul is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. MT with the match being broadcast live locally on KMYU, the KSL TV app and ESPN700 radio.
 
RSL enters Sunday’s match after posting a 2-0 victory at home over the LA Galaxy on Wednesday as goals from Albert Rusnak and Damir Kreilach secured the scoreline while Andrew Putna earned the shutout in goal.
 
Saturday will be the ninth meeting between RSL and The Loons as RSL looks to find its first win in Minnesota. In its last trip to Allianz Field, RSL fell 4-0 courtesy of an offensive second half surge from the hosts.
 
Minnesota is coming off the back of a 2-0 loss at Columbus Crew SC on Wednesday. The loss dropped The Loons to seventh in the Western Conference.
 
How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ Minnesota United FC – Sunday, September 27, 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 tmeyer@rsl.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 GladMarcelo 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.

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