RSL Travels to Seattle to Face Sounders FC on Wednesday

REAL SALT LAKE TRAVELS TO SEATTLE TO FACE SOUNDERS FC ON WEDNESDAY
 
Kickoff set for 8:00 p.m. MT from CenturyLink Field
 
SANDY, Utah – (Wednesday, October 7, 2020) – Real Salt Lake is set to kick off the first of three consecutive matches against Cascadia opposition on Wednesday, October 7 when it faces Seattle Sounders FC at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. MT and will be broadcast locally on KMYU, the KSL TV app and ESPN700 radio.
 
RSL enters Sunday’s match after falling 3-1 to LAFC on Sunday in Utah, a match that saw RSL’s comeback fall short despite a Marcelo Silva-generated own goal in the second half.
 
Wednesday will be the 27th all-time meeting between RSL and Seattle as RSL looks to advance its 3-9-2 record in Seattle since 2009. In the last meeting between the sides, Justen Glad and Pablo Ruiz each notched goals in a 2-2 draw at Rio Tinto Stadium on September 2.
 
Seattle enters the midweek contest after claiming a 3-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Seattle last Saturday. Sounders FC sits atop the Western Conference ahead of Wednesday’s match.
 
How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ Seattle Sounders FC – Wednesday, October 7, 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 @ SEA game Available Online
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Wednesday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and Sounders FC 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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