Real Salt Lake Prepares for Columbus Crew

Jeff Cassar

Jeff Cassar

Real Salt Lake hits the road Saturday at Columbus against the Crew at 5:30 p.m. MT in the fourth of five consecutive road matches while Rio Tinto Stadium undergoes installation of a new surface. Head Coach Jeff Cassar’s team (6-3-2, 20 points, 3rd in MLS w/ 1.82 points-per-game) seeks to capitalize on the momentum of last Saturday’s 3-1 win at rival Kansas City, the club searching for its first consecutive road wins since May 3-14, 2014.

AJ8T3652RSL has won just once all-time in MLS regular-season play at Columbus, defeating the Crew, 2-1, back in August, 2006, as midfielders Carey Talley and Chris Klein sparked the Claret-and-Cobalt’s first-ever road comeback. Despite a dismal 1-7-1 all-time MLS mark in Ohio against the Crew during the regular season, RSL has gained results at Columbus when stakes were highest, winning 3-2 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2009 MLS Cup Playoffs, and drawing 0-0 during the 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Leg One.

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