RSL v. Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake
1- 1
SATURDAY, MAR 16 4:00PM MDT Rio Tinto Stadium


SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake (1-1-1, 4 points) played Rocky Mountain Cup Presented by Mark Miller Subaru rival the Colorado Rapids (0-2-1, 1 point) to a 1-1 draw in its 2013 home opener at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday.

RSL controlled Saturday’s match, holding a 70-30 possession edge and creating a number of good chances. Despite that, the Claret-and-Cobalt didn’t score until the 80th minute, when FW Alvaro Saborio bagged one to tie the game at 1-1. Rookie FW Deshorn Brown had Colorado’s goal, putting the Rapids up 1-0 in the 37th minute.

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Full Highlights

Kreis Press Conference

Match Stats

Goals and Assists

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
COL 37' Deshorn Brown  
RSL 80' Alvaro Saborio (Joao Plata, Luis Gil)



Club Time Player Reason Action
RSL 6' Kwame Watson-Siriboe Foul
COL 9' Atiba Harris Foul
COL 49' Hendry Thomas Foul


Match Stats

Real Salt Lake   Colorado Rapids
19 Attempts on Goal 14
4 Shots on Target 6
10 Shots off Target 5
5 Blocked Shots 3
5 Corner Kicks 0
9 Fouls 10
25 Open Play Crosses 5
1 Offsides 3
1 First Yellow Cards 2
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
31 Duels Won 58
34% Duels Won % 65%
597 Total Pass 254
87% Passing Accuracy % 66%
69.6% Possession 30.4%


Quote Sheet

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis

Thoughts on link between Joao Plata and Alvaro Saborio:

“So far, so good. Plata has two passes showing two goals for Sabo in the first three games and that’s obviously a very good thing. I think in all three of the matches Plata has come on and given us a little bit of energy and a little bit of a different look. He’s been a pretty dangerous player, so I’m pleased.”

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