SANDY, Utah (Friday, May 12, 2017) – Real Salt Lake (2-6-2, 10th West) returns to action Saturday evening in Foxborough, Mass., facing the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium for a 5:30 p.m. MT kickoff. Saturday’s contest could see the debut of new RSL forward Jefferson Savarino, the 20-year old Venezuelan international signed to a Young DP contract earlier this week.
Juan Manuel Martinez with a first half opportunity.
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.
Yura Movsisyan battles hard but comes away without a goal
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. Continue reading
Two minute recap of the game:
- RSL – Foul Chris Wingert Yellow 19th minute
- NER – Foul Lee Nguyen Yellow 32nd minute
- RSL – GOAL Javier Morales 35th minute (penalty kick)
- RSL – Foul Javier Morales Yellow 36th minute
- NER – GOAL Darrius Barnes 37th minute (Chris Tierney assist)
- NER – Foul Chris Tierney 64th minute
- RSL – GOAL Joao Plata 65th minute (penalty kick)
- 4 minute extended period