Game at a Glance: RSL Finish the Night with a Point

Real Salt Lake 0 vs. Nashville SC 0

May 15, 2021; Rio Tinto Stadium

Real Salt Lake (2-1-1, 7 points); Nashville SC (1-0-4, 7 points)

Man of the Match: David Ochoa recorded his first clean sheet of his Major League Soccer career, making three saves to preserve the scoreless draw. 

Telling Stat: Pablo Ruiz achieved a nearly perfect passing rate, completing 52 of the 55 passes he attempted, good for a completion rate of 94.5%, the highest average for RSL and the second highest for either team. Additionally, the team as a whole achieved a passing percentage of 84.1%, their highest this season.

What You Missed: Tonight’s match featured seven players from the 2019 Real Monarchs regular-season squad that would eventually go on to win the USL Championship trophy for the first time in club history, those included were Andrew Brody, Maikel Chang, Erik Holt, Douglas Martinez, David Ochoa, Noah Powder and Pablo Ruiz. 

So What: RSL will finish the weekend as the only squad to play just four matches, with most clubs having played as many as six. However, RSL has the fourth-highest points-per-game average, earning 1.75 points per game.  The team heads into its second away match of the season at FC Dallas on Saturday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. MT.