Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT – Real Salt Lake missed another great opportunity to get
3 points at home against the New England Revolution. RSL hasn’t won at home since June 22nd when they defeated the New York Redbulls 2-1.
New England visited Rio Tinto for the only time this season as Real started a lineup that looked more like we have become accustomed to this year. There were several opportunities early, but the Revolution was able to show some pretty good defending. Both teams went to the locker room at the half without scoring.
With no changes in the lineup both clubs hit the pitch to start the second half and things picked up exactly where they left off, Real had its chances, but couldn’t get the ball in the net.
Yura Movsisyan played well until he was substituted out for Olmes Garcia in the 77th minute. Soon after came the best change RSL had when in the 90′ +2′ when Olmes Garcia almost kissed the cross-bar as it sailed over the top.
Another good takeaway from this match is that Nick Rimando was able to get a clean sheet on the night. That is the first RSL clean sheet since April 16th.
Goals by Period 1 2 F
Real Salt Lake 0 0 0
New England Revolution 0 0 0
RSL – Aaron Maund – 34′
NE – Lee Nguyen – 44′
NE – London Woodberry – 46′
NE – Kei Kamara – 72′
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referee: Craig Lowry
Assistant Referee: Apolinar Mariscal
4th Official: Jaime Herrera
Real Salt Lake: Nick Rimando; Tony Betran; Justen Glad; Demar Phillips; Aaron Maund; Kyle Beckerman; Javier Morales; Luke Mulholland (John Stertzer, 89′); Juan Manuel Martinez; Joao Plata (Jordan Allen, 67′); Yura Movsisyan (Olmes Garcia, 77′)
Substitutes Not Used: Jeff Attinella; Omar Holness; Jamison Olave; Chris Wingert
New England Revolution: Bobby Shuttleworth; Jose Goncalves; Andrew Farrell; London Woodberry; Kelyn Rowe (Diego Fagundez, 62′); Scott Caldwell (Chris Tierney, 70′); Lee Nguyen; Je-Vaughn Watson; Daigo Kobayashi; Kei Kamara; Teal Bunbury (Femi Hollinger-Janzen, 83′)
Substitutes Not Used: Brad Knighton; Darrius Barnes; Zachary Herivaux; Femi Hollinger-Janzen; Sambinha
Next up for RSL
Real Salt Lake hosts Inter Milan in an international friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium on Tuesday, July 19th, then returns to MLS action on Saturday, July 22nd as they take on the San Jose Earthquake at Rio Tinto Stadium.