RSL v. Atlanta Silverbacks

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

Lineups:

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

Recap

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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Highlights

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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