Recap & Quote Sheet - FCD 2 : 0 RSL

REAL SALT LAKE SEES STREAKS END IN 0-2 LOSS AT FC DALLAS

Defeat at Pizza Hut Park Closes out RSL’s Club-record
Unbeaten Streak at Ten Games;

 69th Minute Goal from Dallas MF Brek
Shea Halts Shutout Streak at 566 Minutes

 

 

FRISCO, Texas (Saturday, July 17, 2010)Real Salt Lake
(9-4-3, 30 pts.)
saw a pair of impressive streaks come to an end tonight at
FC Dallas (6-2-7, 25 pts.), which used second half goals from
midfielders Brek Shea and Atiba Harris to register a 2-0 win over
the defending MLS Cup champs in front of 11,170 fans at Pizza Hut Park.

 

The loss ended the Utah side’s club-record
undefeated run in MLS play at 10 games (8-0-2), giving RSL its first taste of
defeat since a 0-1 loss at Columbus all the way back on April 24. Shea’s goal
in the 69th minute also halted the shutout streak of Real Salt Lake
and its goalkeeper, Nick Rimando, at 566 minutes, giving club and
‘keeper the third longest shutout streaks in League history.

 

Real Salt Lake will attempt to start a brand
new streak next Saturday, July 24, when the Utah side will host its
annual Pioneer Day contest on the holiday proper against Chivas USA
(4-9-2, 14 pts.)
. Kickoff from Rio Tinto Stadium will take place at 8:00
p.m. MT (live on KUTV2)
to accommodate the Post-game Fireworks
Celebration
, both of which will be presented by Salt Lake Regional Medical
Center.

 

Click
here for the MLSsoccer.com recap of tonight’s contest

 

Click here to
view the match highlights on MLSsoccer.com

 

 

Real Salt Lake Notes

·        

Real
Salt Lake’s 10-match undefeated streak was the 22nd such run in the
League’s 15-year history to reach double-digits and the second longest streak
in 2010. RSL ended the LA Galaxy’s 12-game unbeaten run to start the season
back on June 9 with a 1-0 win at Rio Tinto Stadium.

 

·        

Real
Salt Lake’s stingy defense across the last month-and-a-half resulted in the third
longest shutout streak for a team in League history
:

 

CONSECUTIVE
MINUTES WITHOUT ALLOWING A GOAL

TEAM                              
MIN           START          
END

Houston
Dynamo             
727           
6/10/2007        7/22/2007

Kansas
City Wizards        
681           
4/19/2000        5/27/2000

Real
Salt Lake                
566           
5/29/2010        7/17/2010

Los
Angeles Galaxy         
521           
6/17/2006        7/22/2006

 

·        

Nick Rimando ended his personal scoreless run between the
posts with the third longest shutout streak in MLS history for a goalkeeper:

 

LONGEST
SHUTOUT STREAKS (MINUTES)

PLAYER                          
MIN          
START           END

Tony
Meola,
KC               
681           
4/19/2000        5/27/2000

Donovan
Ricketts, LA      
612           
9/26/2009        4/17/2010

Nick
Rimando, RSL       
566           
5/29/2010        7/17/2010

Pat
Onstad,
HOU            
547           
6/10/2007        7/22/2007

 

 

 

FC DALLAS (6-2-7, 25 pts.) v. REAL SALT LAKE
(9-4-3, 30 pts.)

SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010 – PIZZA HUT PARK

 

Goals by
Period                   
1         
2          F

Real Salt
Lake                       
0         
0          0

FC
Dallas                               
0          2         
2

 

Scoring
Summary

DAL -- Brek
Shea 4 (unassisted) 69
DAL -- Atiba Harris 3 (Brek Shea 2, Heath Pearce 5) 77

Misconduct
Summary

DAL -- Ugo
Ihemelu (caution; Reckless Tackle) 40
RSL -- Will Johnson (caution; Reckless Tackle) 42
DAL -- David Ferreira (caution; Reckless Foul) 68 

Real
Salt Lake --

Nick Rimando, Robbie Russell, Jamison Olave, Nat Borchers, Chris Wingert, Jean
Alexandre (Alvaro Saborio 61), Javier Morales, Fabian Espindola, Ned Grabavoy,
Will Johnson (Collen Warner 81), Robbie Findley (Andy Williams 61).

Substitutes
Not Used: Tim Melia, Tony Beltran, Rauwshan McKenzie, Pablo Campos

Statistics

Shots: 7 (Morales 2); Shots on Goal: 2 (Espindola, Morales 1); Saves: 5
(Rimando 5); Fouls: 12 (Alexandre 4); Corners: 1 (Morales 1); Offside: 4
(Espindola 2)

FC
Dallas --

Kevin Hartman, Heath Pearce, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Jair Benitez, Atiba
Harris, Daniel Hernandez, Dax McCarty (Jeff Cunningham 46), Brek Shea, David
Ferreira, Milton Rodriguez (Bruno Guarda 72).

Substitutes
Not Used: Dario Sala, Marvin Chavez, Kyle Davies, Zach Loyd, Eric Alexander

Statistics – Shots: 14
(Rodriguez, Shea 4); Shots on Goal: 7 (Shea 3); Saves: 2 (Hartman 2); Fouls: 17
(Guarda 5); Corners: 5 (Ferreira 5); Offside: 0

Referee: Hilario Grajeda
Referee's Assistants:
Jeff Gontarek, Adam Garner
4th Official: Landis
Wiley
Time of Game:
1:53
Weather: Sunny
and 101 degrees    
Attendance: 11,170

 

REAL SALT LAKE QUOTE SHEET
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010

PIZZA
HUT PARK – FRISCO, TX

FC
DALLAS  2  :  0  REAL SALT LAKE

 

REAL SALT LAKE HEAD COACH JASON KREIS

On RSL’s switch to a 4-5-1 formation to start the match:

"First
and foremost, I'm looking in the mirror about the decision to change the
formation. Ultimately I think we have to consider all things when we put the
players in different positions. We're frustrated because we're not possessing
the ball; there's reasons for that, we're going to have to analyze that
decision to see if we should make that decision moving forward and we've got to
continue to learn as coaches."

On the result:

"We
move forward. We need to forget that game as quickly as possible. The biggest
concern is how the players will view it and whether or not they can move on
quickly. We haven't lost a game in a long time, so it feels brand new."

On the 10-game undefeated streak coming to an end:

"It's
like anything else, sometimes you don't recognize how good you have it until
you don't anymore, so I'm hoping that the disappointment of that, and the
frustration of that, will show forth this week with good training sessions and
a fantastic reaction next weekend."

On the FC Dallas goals:

"[GK
Nick Rimando] blocked it down, and my initial inclination was to say ‘Why don’t
we have any defenders close to him?' It's always going to be disappointing when
their player reacts faster to the ball than ours, and by a long way it appeared
to me, but we're going to have to look at the play again. Then the second one
comes off the corner kick, a long corner that goes over their side. We've been
harping at our players for quite a while that they haven't been good enough on
defending set pieces.”

On bounces not going RSL’s way tonight:

“We've
been fortunate not to give away goals, in particular with Chicago hitting two
posts (last week). I was hoping that would be a big enough wake up call, but apparently
not. We hit two posts but [Dallas] did it as well. I was thinking about it
after the game, and you’re saying to yourself, ‘Maybe if we get a bounce
tonight it turns out different.’ Especially at 1-0 with [Nat] Borchers’ header
– it's an opportunity if that one goes in or Will Johnson … it's the timing of
those things for sure, but they had some bounces go against them as well.”

REAL
SALT LAKE MIDFIELDER WILL JOHNSON
 

On his shot off the post in the second half:

"I
was just running at the backs, weaved around and they just stepped off so I had
a shot. I hit well and caught the inside of the post and it went out, not much
you can do. It's one of those games it can go either way there at the
end."

On RSL’s undefeated and shutout streaks coming to an end:

"I
didn't put much into the streaks, We were winning games and playing well, but
we'll have to try and start it all over again and make sure that we get three
points [next Saturday]. Just continue to take it one game at a time and go from
there."

REAL SALT LAKE GOALKEEPER NICK RIMANDO

On RSL’s hard-luck at Pizza Hut Park continuing:

"The
boys went out there and gave it a good effort. This is a hard place to play.
After going on the road against Chicago, coming here to get a result was
something that we wanted to do; we wanted to get a result even if that was a
tie. But today just wasn't our day. We let two goals in, and a loss – that’s
something we haven't had for a while, and that’s not really sinking in yet.
It's a tough place, but they were in [the heat] too, so it’s not an excuse.
It's a tough place to play for sure; we never seem to get results here."

On the FC Dallas goals:

"[Rodriguez]
hit it, and it bounced right before it got to me. He tried to hit it out wide
but it wasn't far enough, I think it was Brek, he came in a hit it well. Then
the second one got kind of fiesty in that six yard box and Atiba [Harris] got
around the ball and hit it near post again."

On the shutout streak ending:

"I
think we got the streak from our hard work. But that doesn’t mean weren’t
working hard tonight, because today we worked hard and I think that kind of
grounds us a little bit, to know that these next couple of games we've got to
make some points up to catch the leaders. I think this next week is going to be
a good week of practice and this game is just to remind us of how losing
feels."