RSL v. Atlanta Silverbacks

Real Salt Lake
3- 2
Atlanta Silverbacks
TUESDAY, MAY 28 7:30PM MDT Rio Tinto Stadium


Real Salt Lake (4-1-2-1-2): Josh Saunders; Lovel Palmer, Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Carlos Salcedo, Chris Wingert; Yordany Alvarez (Khari Stephenson, 84'); Kyle Beckerman (C), Sebastian Velasquez (Ned Grabavoy, 57)'; Javier Morales; Robbie Findley (Joao Plata, 73'), Devon Sandoval

Subs not used: Nick Rimando (GK), Abdoulie Mansally, Aaron Maund, Luis Gil

Atlanta Silverbacks (3-4-3): Joe Nasco; Bobby Reiss, Alberto Navarro, Mike Randolph; Mark Bloom, Richard Menjivar, Daniel Barrera, Milton Blanco; Buffor Carr (Pablo Cruz, 91'), Jahbari Willis (Kellen Gulley, 64'), Pedro Mendes (Ruben Luna, 79')

Subs not used: Eriq Ati (GK), Martyn Lancaster


SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake advanced to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fourth-round on Tuesday night, defeating the NASL Atlanta Silverbacks 3-2 after extra time in front of 9,644 fans at a rainy Rio Tinto Stadium.

The Claret-and-Cobalt will take on the USL Pro Charleston Battery – which beat RSL’s next MLS opponent the San Jose Earthquakes in the third-round on Tuesday night – in the U.S Open Cup fourth-round at Rio Tinto Stadium at 7:30 p.m. MT on June 12.

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Kreis Press Conference

Beckerman Reaction

Stephenson Reaction

Quote Sheet

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis

On the inability to get that second goal during regular time:

“Again, another game where we’ve got to put away our chances, and it’s an easy win.  We were kicking it around the goal, some chances weren’t taken.  Against a team like that, if you leave them hanging around, they’ve got enough dangerous players – we’ve seen them come back from deficits.  They don’t quit; they’re a well-coached team.  Tonight is very much a result of just not putting away chances to finish the game.”

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