RSL v. Chivas USA

Real Salt Lake
1- 0
Chivas USA
SATURDAY, APR 20 7:00PM MDT Rio Tinto Stadium


SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake (3-3-2, 11 points, West #2) started its three-game home stand on the right foot on Saturday night, getting a goal from MF Javier Morales to beat Chivas USA (3-3-1, 10 points, West #3) 1-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Morales scored the game’s lone goal in the 53rd minute, heading a FW Alvaro Saborio cross inside the far post from just inside the penalty spot. RSL GK Nick Rimando continued his strong start to the season on Saturday night, stopping a penalty kick in the first half and making five saves total to register his second clean sheet of the season.

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Kreis Press Conference

Postgame Reaction: Morales

Postgame Reaction: Rimando
Quote Sheet

Real Salt Lake

RSL Head Coach Jason Kreis

Thoughts on the game:

“I don’t know; I really felt like that was one of the most complicated games I’ve coached against. Some of the tactical positions that they were making were stuff that we just don’t see in our league too often. In our league, we don’t see teams come and try to be that aggressive as they were here. We get into the second half and they are playing three forwards, and three defenders, and four midfielders and completely switchable shapes. I just think of it as a tough battle for us tonight, it was tough as a coach to try to solve that as well.”

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Match Stats

Goals and Assists

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
RSL 53' Javier Morales (Alvaro Saborio, Olmes García)


Club Time Player Reason Action
CHV 18' Mario de Luna Foul
CHV 58' Bobby Burling Foul
RSL 76' Ned Grabavoy Foul
CHV 87' Joaquin Velázquez Foul
RSL 90' Lovel Palmer Foul
CHV 94' Edgar Mejía Fight  

Match Facts

Real Salt Lake   Chivas USA
14 Attempts on Goal 14
5 Shots on Target 5
7 Shots off Target 3
2 Blocked Shots 6
8 Corner Kicks 8
13 Fouls 11
13 Open Play Crosses 18
4 Offsides 3
2 First Yellow Cards 3
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 1
46 Duels Won 50
47% Duels Won % 52%
305 Total Pass 278
72% Passing Accuracy % 64%
51.5% Possession 48.5%