RSL v. Chicago Fire

Real Salt Lake
1- 1
SATURDAY, MAY 25 7:00PM MDT Rio Tinto Stadium

Real Salt Lake (4-1-2-1-2): Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Carlos Salcedo, Nat Borchers, Chris Wingert; Kyle Beckerman (C); Ned Grabavoy, Luis Gil (Sebastian Velasquez, 72'); Javier Morales; Robbie Findley (Alvaro Saborio, 62'), Joao Plata (Yordany Alvarez, 83')

Subs not used: Josh Saunders (GK), Abdoulie Mansally, Aaron Maund, Khari Stephenson

Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Sean Johnson; Jalil Anibaba, Austin Berry, Bakary Soumare, Gonzalo Segares; Dilly Duka (Quincy Amarikwa, 74'), Logan Pause (C) (Sherjill McDonald, 81'), Jeff Larentowicz, Joel Lindpere; Patrick Nyarko, Chris Rolfe (Alex, 63')

Subs not used: Paolo Tornaghi (GK), Hunter Jumper, Michael Videira, Corben Bone


SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake (6-5-3, 21 points, West #3) couldn’t hold on against the Chicago Fire (2-7-2, 8 points, East #8) on Saturday night, giving up an 84th minute equalizer to tie the Eastern Conference side 1-1 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

RSL FW Alvaro Saborio put the Claret-and-Cobalt ahead in the 78th minute. The Costa Rican international – who came off the bench in the 62nd after missing the last five games due to injury – rose above two defenders to head MF Ned Grabavoy’s cross past Fire GK Sean Johnson and inside the far post. Unfortunately for RSL, substitute FW Quincy Amarikwa equalized six minutes later, acrobatically poking a flicked header off of a long throw in home from close range.

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Kreis Press Conference

Borchers Reaction

Saborio, Velasquez Reactions

Match Stats

Goals and Assists

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
RSL 78' Alvaro Saborio (Ned Grabavoy, Sebastian Velasquez)
CHI 84' Quincy Amarikwa (Austin Berry, Jalil Anibaba)


Club Time Player Reason Action
CHI 85' Patrick Nyarko Foul Yellow
RSL 94' Javier Morales Dissent Yellow

Match Facts

Real Salt Lake   Chicago Fire
20 Attempts on Goal 12
9 Shots on Target 2
8 Shots off Target 7
3 Blocked Shots 3
3 Corner Kicks 5
6 Fouls 9
13 Open Play Crosses 16
0 Offsides 0
1 First Yellow Cards 1
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
45 Duels Won 42
51% Duels Won % 48%
574 Total Pass 246
87% Passing Accuracy % 74%
68% Possession 32%