RSL v. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Real Salt Lake
2- 0
Vancouver
SATURDAY, MAY 4 7:00PM MDT Rio Tinto Stadium

Recap

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake (4-4-2, 14 points, T-2 in West) closed out its three-game home stand in style on Saturday night, getting second half goals from MF’s Luis Gil and Javier Morales to beat Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2-4-3, 9 points, #8 in West) 2-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Gil gave RSL the lead in the 47th minute, finishing off a textbook counterattack that began with a goal kick from Claret-and-Cobalt GK Nick Rimando. Morales doubled RSL’s lead in the 71st, putting the exclamation mark on a nice buildup with a slotted finish from 12 yards out. FW Joao Plata assisted on both plays, giving him four helpers on the season, the most in MLS.

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Highlights

Kreis Press Conference

Morales Reaction

Gil Reaction

Match Stats

Goals and Assists

Club Time Player (Assisted by)
RSL 47' Luis Gil (Joao Plata, Nick Rimando)
RSL 71' Javier Morales (Joao Plata, Sebastian Velasquez)

Disciplinary

Club Time Player Reason Action
VAN 19' Nigel Reo-Coker Foul Yellow
RSL 79' Chris Wingert Foul Yellow
VAN 87' Gershon Koffie Foul Yellow

Match Facts

Real Salt Lake   Vancouver Whitecaps
15 Attempts on Goal 11
4 Shots on Target 3
7 Shots off Target 3
4 Blocked Shots 5
2 Corner Kicks 6
14 Fouls 10
8 Open Play Crosses 26
2 Offsides 2
1 First Yellow Cards 2
0 Second Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
53 Duels Won 72
42% Duels Won % 57%
484 Total Pass 293
77% Passing Accuracy % 74%
60.3% Possession 39.7%

 

Quote Sheet

Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake Head Coach Jason Kreis

On the overall team performance:

“I was pleased, tactically, that we had the ball on their half of the field. I thought we made some right tactical choices there, but we weren’t clean enough with the ball. I felt that we got better and better as the game went on, and I have to feel good about that. That’s what we want – we are a team that is capable of improving during a match, and calm enough to do so.”

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