RSL Open Cup Preview at 'Quakes
than three weeks after leaving the Bay Area victorious following its MLS season
opener, Real Salt Lake (1-1-1 in MLS play) will again head west tomorrow, Wednesday,
April 14, to face the San Jose Earthquakes (1-1-0 in MLS play), this
time for a “MLS Play-in” round qualifier for the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open
Cup. Kick-off for the win-or-go-home contest at Buck Shaw Stadium
in Santa Clara, Calif. is set for 8:00 p.m. MT, and the match can be
followed live over the radio airwaves on KALL 700 Sports and on the
station’s online home, www.KALL700Sports.com.
Fans can also track live updates from Buck Shaw via Real Salt Lake’s official
Twitter feed, located at www.Twitter.com/RealSaltLake.
Lake has reason to be confident heading into Wednesday night’s contest, having defeated
the Earthquakes 3-0 in Santa Clara just 17 days ago in both teams’ 2010
season opener. That result pushed RSL’s all-time record against San Jose –
including U.S. Open Cup play – over the .500 mark to 4-3-4, which includes a
2-1-0 record at Buck Shaw Stadium since the re-birth of the ‘Quakes in 2008.
Real Salt Lake is looking to rewrite its history when it comes to U.S. Soccer’s
National Championship tournament, the Claret-and-Cobalt having gone just 3-5-0
during its first five campaigns between qualifying matches and the tournament
RSL Game Notes for Open Cup Clash Available for Download
on the Air”: April 14 at San Jose Earthquakes – 8:00 p.m. MT
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