Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT –Tonight at Rio Tinto Stadium Real Salt Lake upped their current streak to 3 straight wins with a 2-0 scoreline against Western Conference rival Seattle Sounders. RSL dominated the entire match with an impressive 6 of 18 shots on frame while Seattle couldn’t get any of their 5 shots in line.
The boys in Claret and Cobalt had a rough time getting on the board as they had to wait until the 57th minute to see Corey Baird head in a rebound off of goalkeeper Stefan Frei. All night it felt like Real would add more cushion to their lead, but that didn’t happen until stoppage time when Frei was down field to press for a draw as Luis Silva is able to catch the open net from over 40 yards out.
This is the second match in a row that we saw Damir Kreilach start in the spot traditionally held by Kyle Beckerman. Kyle did start the match tonight but on the right side of Kreilach in the center. We’ll have to wait and see if this is a new direction for coach Petke, or if it is just a strategy fro this packed stretch of 4 a games in 11 days.
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake 0 2 2
Seattle Sounders 0 0 0
RSL – Corey Baird – 57′
RSL – Luis Silva – 90’+1′
SEA – Kelvin Leardam – 10′ – unsporting behavior
SEA – Jordy Delem – 25′ – unsporting behavior
RSL – Justen Glad – 87′ – unsporting behavior
Referee: Kevin Stott
Assistant Referee: Brian Poeschel
Assistant Referee: Jeremy Kieso
4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
Video Assistant Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando; Danilo Acosta; Brooks Lennon; Justen Glad; Marcelo Silva; Sunny (Nick Besler, 90′); Kyle Beckerman; Damir Kreilach; Joao Plata (Sebastian Saucedo, 41′); Jefferson Savarino; Corey Baird (Luis Silva, 74′)
Substitutes Not Used: Aaron Herrer; Connor Sparrow; Pablo Ruiz; David Horst
Seattle Sounders: Stefan Frie; Chad Marshall; Kim Kee-hee; Jordan McCrary; Jordy Delem (Harry Shipp, HT); Christian Roldan; Alex Roldan; Clint Dempsey; Will Bruin (Victor Rodriguez, 74′); Kevin Leardam (Lamar Naegle, 64′)
Substitutes Not Used: Henry Wingo; Calle Brown; Waylon Francis; Tony Alfaro
Next up for RSL
Real Salt Lake stays in town for a Lamar Hunt Open Cup match against Sporting Kansas City Wednesday, June 6th.