RSL draws at home against an aggressive Montreal squad

Albert Rusnak tackled by Jukka Raitala

Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – Real Salt Lake with another draw that feels like a loss against a very aggressive Montreal Impact club.  This is the first time these clubs have met up this year and with Montreal never able to get 3 points at Rio Tinto Stadium it felt like RSL would be able to start to build some momentum as they head closer to the MLS playoffs. 

The home club was the first to see the back of the net after he was fouled by Ken Krolicki in the 26th minute and sent the ball to the right of Evan Bush.  The intensity and physcial play ticked up a notch after that but the Impact were unable to respond unti Jukka Raitala hammered the ball out of reach for Nick Rimando and leveled the score.  Niether club was able to get the advantage again and they both walk away with 1 point.

Even in a 1v1 Mattteo Mancosu can’t get it past Nick Rimando

It was a scappy affair tonight with plenty of very physical play, in spite of that Chris Penso elected to keep clear of his pockets and didn’t issue any yellow cards until the 65th minute.  The only other card came in the 74th minute when Corey Baird was given a yellow card for dangerous play when he challenged Evan Bush for the ball after an RSL attempt.

Real Salt Lake hits the road for a mid-week match against LAFC on Wednesday, August 15th at 8:00 pm

Goals by Period         1  2  F
Real Salt Lake              1  0  1
Montreal Impact         0  1  1

Match Summary

Plata celebrates his goal

9 Shots 13
6 Shots on Target 4
2 Shots off Target 5
1 Blocked Shots 4
8 Corners 5
2 Missed Chances 0
39 Duels Won 46
12 Tackles Won 2
3 Saves 5
7 Clearances 13
3 Offsides 3
10 Fouls 10
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0

Mike Petke and Remi Garde shake hands before the match

Scoring Summary
RSL – Joao Plata – 26′ (PK)
MTL – Jukka Raitala – 55′

Misconduct Summary
MTL – Daniel Lovitz – 65′ – unsporting behavior
RSL – Corey Baird – 74′ – dangerous play

Referee: Christopher Penso
Assistant Referee: Eric Weisbrod
Assistant Referee: Kyle Longville
4th Official: Alejandro Mariscal
Video Assistant Referee: Rosendo Mendoza

Attendence: 18,901


Real Salt Lake Starting XI

Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando;  Corey Baird (Luis Silva, 80′); Brooks Lennon; Nick Besler; Justen Glad; Aaron Herrera; Kyle Beckerman; Damir Kreilach (Sebastian Saucedo, 84′); Jefferson Savarino; Albert Rusnak; Joao Plata

Substitutes Not Used: Andrew Putna; Shawn Berry; Danilo Acosta; Sunny; Pablo Ruiz



Montreal Impact Starting XI

Montreal Impact: Evan Bush; Alejadro Silva; Victor Camacho; Daniel Lovitz; Jukka Raitala; Ken Kroliki (Michael Azira, 84′); Saphir Taider; Samuel Piette; Ignacio Piatti; Matteo Mancosu (Quincy Amarikwa, 67′)

Substitutes Not Used: Michael Petrasso; Mathieu Choiniere; Zakaria Diallo; Clement Diop; Shamit Shome

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