RSL @ United Open Cup Clash Set for June 2

Fixture sets up "double-dip" for Utah side in Nation's Capital

Real Salt Lake and D.C. United today announced that the two sides will face off in a MLS Play-in Round qualifier for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 2, at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., with
kickoff set for 5:30 p.m. MT. The
winner of the June 2 contest in our Nation’s Capital will qualify for the 96th
edition of the U.S. Open Cup, held annually by U.S. Soccer to determine its
National Champion. RSL Nation will be able to follow the action live on the club's English radio flagship station, KALL 700 Sports - and its online home of www.KALL700Sports.com - beginning at 4:30 p.m. MT with the America First Credit Union Pre-match Report.

For
those RSL fans in the D.C. area looking to attend the qualifying contest,
tickets for the general public will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4, via
dcunited.com and all TicketMaster outlets.  Single-game tickets at RFK
Stadium begin at $23 for seating in the Spectator section, are $32 at the
Premium level, $42 at the VIP level, and are available at the Mezzanine level
for $52.

Real
Salt Lake continues its path towards a spot in the tournament proper, a
qualification process that began with a 5-3 penalty shootout win over the San
Jose Earthquakes that followed their 3-3 draw in an opening round MLS Play-in
contest in California back on April 14. D.C. United reached the final MLS
Play-in Round qualifier after dispatching FC Dallas from consideration via a
4-2 win at RFK Stadium last Wednesday. Real Salt Lake will be spending the bulk
of the first week of June in the D.C. area, as the Claret-and-Cobalt and
Black-and-Red will square off in League play at RFK three days later on
Saturday, June 5 (5:30 p.m. MT kickoff, live on KUSG).

Real
Salt Lake now holds a 2-3-1 record in six previous qualifying matches for U.S.
Soccer’s national championship since MLS was limited to eight representatives
in the competition beginning in 2007. When combining those Play-in contests and
its 2005 and 2006 appearances in the tournament proper, Real Salt Lake has an
all-time record of 3-5-1 across U.S. Open Cup play.

Five
MLS teams – RSL, Colorado Rapids, D.C. United, New England Revolution and New
York Red Bulls – continue to battle it out for the two available qualifying
spots in an effort to join six teams that have their spots set in the Third
Round. Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, Columbus Crew, Houston Dynamo, LA Galaxy, and
defending tournament champion Seattle Sounders FC all automatically qualified
for the tournament proper courtesy of their point totals from the 2009 MLS
regular season.

MLS Play-in Bracket for 2010 Lamar
Hunt U.S. Open Cup

*Game
A:
New York Red Bulls  2 
1  Philadelphia Union

*Game
B:
New York Red
Bulls v. New England Revolution – Wednesday, May 12
*Game C: San Jose Earthquakes 
3  :  3  Real Salt Lake (RSL advances 5-3 on PKs)
*Game D:
Kansas City Wizards  1  : 
Colorado Rapids

*Game E: D.C. United  4  :  2 
FC Dallas

^Game
F:
New York/New
England winner v. Colorado Rapids (Date TBA)

^Game
G:
D.C. United v. Real Salt Lake –
Wednesday, June 2 (5:30 p.m. MT)

^ Winners of Games F
& G to enter the Third Round (Round of 16) of the 96th edition
of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in June.