America First Field, Sandy, UT – RSL just couldn’t find the net in a disappointing draw at America First Field. New York City FC traveled to Salt Lake City with one of the worst records in the East against a Real Salt Lake club that has struggled at home all season. There were plenty of chances for the home club with 20 shots on goal but no one wanted to be the hero tonight.
The Claret and Cobalt had plenty of chances in the first half. It was difficult to see how they did not score at least 3 goals in the half. Rubio Rubin had a great chance with no one between him and the goal keeper but as was the theme for the night he just couldn’t get it on frame.
The second half picked up were it left off before the break until around the 60 minute mark when substitutes made there way to the pitch. With Damir Kreilach, Andres Gomez, Maikel Chang and Anderson Julio coming off the bench it looked like the firepower had been brought out to finish off NYCFC but New York had enough to keep the draw and leave America First Field with 1 point.
RSL is on the road next week when they visit DC United on Saturday, June 17th then a stop in St. Louis on the 21st before returning home on June 24th when Minnesota is in town.
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake 0 0 0
New York City FC 0 0 0
NYC – Gabriel Pereira – 32′ – foul
RSL – Justen Glad – 42′ – foul
NYC – Justin Haak – 70′ – foul
NYC – Luis Barraza – 83′ – dissent
NYC – Matt Freese – 84′ – foul
Referee: Fotis Bazakos
Assistant Referee: Brian Dunn
Assistant Referee: Kali Smith
4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
Video Assistant Referee: Jair Marrufo
AVAR: Tyler Wyrostek
Real Salt Lake: Zac MacMath; Andrew Brody; Justen Glad; Bode Hidalgo; Marcelo Silva; Braian Ojeda; Pablo Ruiz; Jefferson Savarino (Maikel Changm, 80′); Diego Luna (Damir Kreilach, 61′); Rubio Rubin (Andres Gomez, 61′); Danny Muscovski (Anderson Julio, 79′)
Substitutes Not Used: Scott Caldwell; Delentz Pierre; Emeka Eneli; Jasper Loffelsend; Gavin Beavers
New York City FC: Luiz Barraza; Braian Cufre (Kevin O’Toole, 61′); Stephen Turnbull (Tayvon Gray, 73′); Tony Alfaro; James Sands; Alfredo Morales; Santiago Rodriguez; Keaton Parks (Mitja Ilenic, 80′); Justin Hooks; Gabriel Pereira (Matias Pelligrini, 73′); Talles Magno
Substitutes Not Used: Gabe Segal; Richard Ledezma; Andres Jasson; Nicholas Benalcazar; Matt Freese