Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – RSL looked like they had control of the match but between the goal keeper and the post no goals means a draw against FC Dallas. The home club took 20 shots on goal and couldn’t convert any of them.
The first half of the match had its share of chances for RSL with Corey Baird deep in the mix of most of them. With the post doing almost as much defending of the goal as Maurer. 18 of RSL’s 20 shots happened in the first half but only 3 of those shots where on frame. Dallas did have one chance in the half but this time the post helped out Real Salt Lake to keep the clubs even.
While the first half was all RSL the second half was much more even with both clubs struggling for shots even more for shots on frame. The Real defense was the star of the show as they kept Dallas out of the net as they surged in the surged in the second have and Salt Lake offense unable to find the back of the net.
The result keeps Dallas in the playoff mix with the Claret and Cobalt moving up one position but still one slot out of contention.
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake 0 0 0
FC Dallas 0 0 0
FCD – Franco Jara – 75′ – unsporting behavior
RSL – Jaizeon Ramierez – 90’+2′ – unsporting behaivior
Referee: Alan Chilowicz
Assistant Referee: Jeremy Hanson
Assistant Referee: Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein
4th Official: Michael Radchuk
Video Assistant Referee: Alejandro Mariscal
Real Salt Lake: Andrew Putna; Aaron Herrera; Marcelo Silva; Nedum Onuoha; Donny Toia; Pablo Ruiz (Nick Besler, 79′); Damir Kreilach; Maikel Chang (Jeizon Ramirez, 79′); Corey Baird; Albert Rusnak; Douglas Martinez (Justin Meram, 69′)
Substitutes Not Used: David Ochoa; Alvin Jones; Justen Glad; Kyle Beckerman; Justin Portillo; Tate Schmidt
FC Dallas: Jimmy Maurer; Bryan Reynolds; Bressan; Reto Zeigler; Ryan Hollingshead; Thiago Santos; Tanner Tessmann; Michael Barrios; Andres Recaurte (Matt Hedges, 70′); Jesus Ferreira (Fabrice-Jean Picault, HT); Franco Jara
Substitutes Not Used: Phelipe; John Nelson; Callum Montgomery; Brandon Servania; Dante Sealy; Ricardo Pepi; Ema Twumasi
Next up for RSL
Real Salt Lake hits the road again when they visit the San Jose Earthquakes on October 28th.