RSL Match Recap - RSL 1 : 1 CHV

News & Notes from Pioneer Day draw with Goats

REAL SALT LAKE SETTLES FOR 1-1 DRAW WITH CHIVAS USA 

“Class of ‘05” Cohorts Trade Goals Four Minutes Apart
Midway through Second Half;

RSL Captain Kyle Beckerman Returns from Foot Injury to
Log 62 Minutes in First Action since Late May;

 RSL Stays Unbeaten at Rio Tinto Stadium in 19
Straight MLS Matches, Inching towards Crew’s Record of 22
 

 

SANDY, Utah (Saturday, July 24, 2010)Real Salt Lake controlled
its annual Pioneer Day contest against “Class of 2005” expansion mate Chivas
USA
this evening, but a second half lead for the home side would be short
lived as the Western Conference rivals settled for a 1-1 draw in front
of a sellout crowd of 19,469 at Rio Tinto Stadium.


After pressing the issue for most of the
first hour, Real Salt Lake (9-4-4, 31 pts.) would take the lead in the 66th
minute through MF Ned Grabavoy’s fantastic volley from the edge of the
area off a poorly cleared corner. However, the lead would last only four
minutes, as MF Jesus Padilla made an instant impact off the bench for
Chivas USA (4-9-3, 15 pts.), his dipping shot from distance crossing up and sneaking
through the legs of RSL GK Nick Rimando.

 

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Real Salt Lake Notes

·        

Real
Salt Lake saw the return of MF Kyle Beckerman to the line-up this
evening, the 28-year-old captain hitting the field for the first time since
suffering a torn tendon in his left foot at Chivas USA back on May 22.
Beckerman played an active 62 minutes on the evening before being replaced by
Grabavoy.


·        

Real
Salt Lake’s home undefeated streak in MLS play at Rio Tinto Stadium has
reached 19 games
, which now stands alone as the second longest such streak
in Major League Soccer’s 15-year history. Only the 22-game streak by the
Columbus Crew in is longer than RSL’s current run:

 

TEAM
HOME UNDEFEATED STREAK LEADERS

TEAM                                     
#            
START              
STOP

--------------------------------       
--            
----------              
----------

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

Real
Salt
Lake                      
19          
06/06/2009         current

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

 

·        

Real
Salt Lake’s 20 shots and eight shots on goal were the second most in a
single-game for the squad this season, both runners-up to a 24-shot,
12-shot-on-goal effort in its 5-0 win over New England during its previous home
match on July 2.


·        

Three
of Real Salt Lake’s four MLS All-Stars – MF Javier Morales, DF Jamison
Olave
and GK Nick Rimando – will travel down to Houston on Monday to
take part in Wednesday’s 2010 AT&T MLS All-Star Game against
Manchester United at Reliant Stadium. The fourth member of RSL’s All-Star
contingent, Kyle Beckerman, will remain with the Claret-and-Cobalt to
focus on getting back to 100% fitness following his return from injury tonight.


·        

There
will be no All-Star break for the rest of the Claret-and-Cobalt, who will look
to push the home undefeated streak to 20 games next Saturday, July 31, when
D.C. United (3-11-3, 12 pts.) comes to Sandy for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff at Rio
Tinto Stadium.

 

REAL SALT LAKE (9-4-4, 31 pts.) v. CHIVAS USA
(4-9-3, 15 pts.)

SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2010 – RIO TINTO STADIUM

 

Goals by
Period                   
1         
2          F

Real Salt Lake                       
0         
1          1

Chivas
USA                           
0         
1          1

 

Scoring Summary:  

RSL -- Ned Grabavoy 2 (unassisted) 66

CHV -- Jesus Padilla 4 (unassisted) 70

 

Misconduct Summary:  

CHV -- Rodolfo Espinoza (caution; Reckless
Foul) 28

RSL -- Kyle Beckerman (caution; Reckless
Tackle) 51

CHV -- Mariano Trujillo (caution; Reckless
Tackle) 54

CHV -- Dan Kennedy (caution; Delaying a
Restart) 78

RSL -- Alvaro Saborio (caution; Dissent) 82

 

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2) -- Nick Rimando; Tony
Beltran, Nat Borchers, Jamison Olave, Chris Wingert; Andy Williams, Kyle
Beckerman (Ned Grabavoy 62), Javier Morales, Will Johnson; Alvaro Saborio
(Pablo Campos 83), Fabian Espindola (Robbie Findley 68).

Substitutes Not Used: Rauwshan McKenzie,
Robbie Russell, Jean Alexandre, Tim Melia. 

Statistics – Shots: 20 (Saborio 6); Shots on
Goal: 8 (Grabavoy, Williams 2); Saves: 1 (Rimando 1); Fouls: 8 (3 players with
2); Corners: 4 (Morales 3); Offside: 3 (Espindola 3)

 

Chivas USA (4-4-2) -- Dan Kennedy; Mariano
Trujillo, Michael Umana, Dario Delgado, Ante Jazic; Michael Lahoud (Ben
Zemanski 46), Paulo Nagamura (Jesus Padilla 69), Blair Gavin, Rodolfo Espinoza;
Justin Braun, Giancarlo Maldonado (Carlos Borja 82).

Substitutes Not Used: Jorge Flores, Marcelo
Saragosa, Chukwudi Chijindu, Kevin Guppy. 

Statistics – Shots: 5 (Espinoza 2); Shots on
Goal: 2 (Nagamura, Padilla 1); Saves: 7 (Kennedy 7); Fouls: 12 (Espinoza,
Nagamura 3); Corners: 3 (Espinoza 3); Offside: 2 (Braun, Maldonado 1)

 

Referee: Mark Geiger

Referee's Assistants: Paul Scott; Peter
Manikowski

4th Official: Ramon Hernandez

Attendance: 19,469 (sellout)

Time of Game: 1:52