Real Salt Lake releases 2015 season schedule

Real Salt Lake releases 2015 season schedule which starts March 7th for RSL on the road against Portland.  The first home game for RSL will be the following week against the Philadelphia Union.  This will also be the first game with the new RSL video board.

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MLSsoccer.com posted an article by Ben Baer saying Real Salt Lake has the second-most difficult schedule in the league, behind only the San Jose Earthquakes.  The results are calculated by using the average points per game each team averaged, home and away.  Then those point averages were applied to each team’s schedule.  For example, RSL opens the season away against Portland, then home against Philadelphia and Toronto.  Portland averaged 1.41 points per match at home in 2014, Philadelphia averaged 0.94 points on the road and Toronto averaged 1.00 points on the road.  In those three matches, the opponent’s average score would be 1.12.

Real Salt Lake releases 2015 season schedule

Day    Date              Matchup         Time (MT)      TV          Note:                                          

Sat.          March 7                   @ Portland Timbers                     8:30                            RSL opens at raucous Providence Park

SAT.        MARCH 14             PHILADELPHIA UNION             7:30                            Home Opener 

SUN.       MARCH 29             TORONTO FC                            5:00        FOX            First Sunday regular season home game in club history

Sun.         April 5                      @ San Jose Earthquakes           3:00        ESPN          RSL’s first visit to new Avaya Stadium

Sat.          April 11                    @ Sporting Kansas City              6:30                            A rematch of the 2013 MLS Cup

SAT.        APRIL 18                VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC 7:30                            RSL is 3-0-3 all-time against the ‘Caps at Rio Tinto Stadium

Sat.          April 25                    @ New England Revolution         5:30                            RSL meets the East champs

FRI.         MAY 1                     SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES     8:00        UNIMAS      RSL has shutouts in 4 out of 7 games vs. SJ at Rio Tinto Stadium

WED.       MAY 6                     LA GALAXY                               7:30                            RSL in revenge mode against MLS Cup champs

Sat.          May 9                      @ Chicago Fire                            1:00                            RSL hasn’t lost at Toyota Park since 2009

Sat.          MAY 16                   @ Montreal Impact                      TBD                            All 6 of Montreal’s wins in ’14 came at home

SAT.        MAY 23                   NEW YORK CITY FC                 8:00                            Homecoming for Kreis, Wingert, Grabavoy and more

Wed.       May 27                    @ LA Galaxy                               8:30                            RSL has won 3 of the last 5 regular season games vs. LA at the StubHub Center

Sat.          MAY 30                   @ Vancouver Whitecaps FC      TBD                            Finishing a stretch of 4-out-of-5 matches on the road

SUN.       JUNE 7                   COLORADO RAPIDS                3:00        ESPNews   First match of the Rocky Mountain Cup

SUN.       JUNE 21                 SPORTING KANSAS CITY        8:00        FOX            The last four matches vs. SKC have all been decided by 1 goal or less

Wed.       June 24                   @ New York Red Bulls                5:30                            The last two RSL-RBNY matches at Red Bull Arena have totaled 11 goals

SAT.        JUNE 27                 COLUMBUS CREW                   8:00                            3 games in 7 days ends at home against the Crew

SAT.        JULY 4                    ORLANDO CITY SC                  8:00                            Fireworks Extravaganza to end annual July 4th contest

Sun.         July 12                    @ Colorado Rapids                     5:00        FOX            Only road match in 5-game stretch

SAT.        JULY 18                  HOUSTON DYNAMO                 8:00                            Houston’s first RTS visit back in the Western Conference

FRI.         JULY 24                  SPORTING KANSAS CITY        9:00        UNIMAS      Pioneer Day celebration with fireworks display

Sat.          August 1                  @ DC United                                5:00                            RSL looking for first ever win at RFK

Sat.          August 8                  @ Vancouver Whitecaps FC      TBD                            Last of 3 trips to Canada for RSL

SAT.        AUGUST 15           PORTLAND TIMBERS               8:00                            Borchers returns to Rio Tinto Stadium

SAT.        AUGUST 22           SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC        8:00                            Defending Supporters’ Shield winners make first trip to SLC         

Sat.          August 29                @ FC Dallas                                7:00                            First leg of the Texas two-step

Sat.          September 12         @ Houston Dynamo                    6:30                            Back to the scene of Javi’s hat-trick last year

SAT.        SEPTEMBER 19     LA GALAXY                               7:30                            Gerrard’s first trip to Rio Tinto Stadium

Sun.         September 27         @ San Jose Earthquakes           5:00        FOX            RSL was 4-4-3 at Buck Shaw, will Avaya provide a home field advantage for the quakes?

Sat.          October 3                @ Colorado Rapids                     7:00                            Can RSL hoist the RMC for 7th time in 8 years?

WED.       OCTOBER 14        PORTLAND TIMBERS               7:30                            First of 2 home games in 4 days

SAT.        OCTOBER 17        FC DALLAS                                7:30                            Regular season home finale

Sun.         October 25              @ Seattle Sounders FC               5:00                            Decision Day in MLS on the final day of the regular season

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