BLOG: Post-game Wrap-up - RSL 0 : 0 SJ

News & Notes from RSL's return from MLS' World Cup hiatus


Real Salt Lake (7-3-3, 24 pts.) and the San Jose Earthquakes
(5-4-3, 18 pts.) would bring Major League Soccer back from its World
Cup break this evening, but the goals would stay on hiatus as the
Western Conference rivals settled for a share of the spoils from a 0-0 draw in front of 16,216 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium. RSL netminder Nick Rimando
showed no signs of rustiness, making eight saves on the evening,
including a pair of impressive stops in the final 10 minutes to keep
the scoreboard motionless and earn the Utah side another point-bearing
result in front of its home crowd.

Click here for the recap of tonight’s contest from Rio Tinto Stadium

Click here to view the match highlights on Kreis blasts squad for complacency in 0-0 draw

Real Salt Lake Notes

  • With tonight’s draw, Real Salt Lake pushed its club-record undefeated streak in League play to eight games (6-0-2).
  • The point also bettered RSL’s club-record home unbeaten streak in
    MLS action to 17 games (11-0-6), which is now tied for the
    third-longest such run in League history:

TEAM                              #            START               STOP


Columbus Crew              22          06/28/2008         09/26/2009

San Jose Earthquakes    18          09/25/2004         10/08/2005

Real Salt Lake                17          06/06/2009         current

Houston Dynamo            17          06/26/2008         06/20/2009

Los Angeles Galaxy        17          07/04/2004         07/16/2005


  • The shutout for Rimando marked his third consecutive clean sheet and was the 65th of his MLS career (4th all-time).
  • Rimando’s current 318-minute shutout streak is the second-longest
    in club annals (he also leads with a 355-minute streak from June
    28–July 28, 2008) and the fourth longest in Major League Soccer this
  • Real Salt Lake will be under the “Friday night lights” at Rio Tinto
    Stadium once again next week, when the New England Revolution will
    serve as the opposition for RSL’s traditional Independence Day weekend
    contest on Friday, July 2. The 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff in Sandy will be followed by the annual post-game fireworks extravaganza.