RSL Schedule: August 10-15, 2010

Busy week vs. East as RSL travels to Philly, hosts Columbus

REAL SALT LAKE SCHEDULE: AUGUST 10-15, 2010

 

RSL’s Eastern Conference Swing Continues Wednesday at
Philadelphia Union, Saturday at Home v. Columbus Crew;


Green Street Social Club to Host Official RSL Watch
Party for Wednesday’s Contest against Philly 

 

 

SANDY, Utah (Monday, August 9, 2010) – The Eastern Conference swing for Real
Salt Lake
(10-4-5, 35 pts.) will continue this week with a pair of
contests, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 11 with the defending MLS Cup
champion’s first-ever visit to PPL Park to take on Philadelphia Union
(4-10-3, 15 pts.)
. Kickoff from suburban Chester, Penn. is set for 5:30
p.m. MT
for a contest that will be televised live on KUSG 2.2 (Comcast
111)
, with coverage concluding with the 30-minute America First Credit
Union Post-match Report
. Fans can also follow the action live via RSL’s
official radio partners – ESPN 700
Sports
(English), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Homero 106.1-FM
(Spanish) – and the club’s official Twitter feed, found at www.twitter.com/RealSaltLake.

 

This
week’s double-dip continues on Saturday, Aug. 14, when Real Salt Lake
will play host to the East-leading Columbus Crew (11-4-4, 37 pts.) in a
contest that could prove pivotal in the race for the MLS Supporters Shield, awarded
to the League’s regular season champion. Kickoff for Real Salt Lake’s return to
Rio Tinto Stadium, presented by Hoopes Vision, is slated for 7:00 p.m. MT, and fans that can’t
make it to Sandy can follow the action live on KUSG 2.2 / Comcast 111
(followed by the America First Credit Union Post-match Report), ESPN 700, ESPN Deportes 1600-AM,
and Homero 106.1-FM.

 

Tickets
for Saturday’s contest remain available and can be purchased online at www.RealSaltLake.com and www.RioTintoStadium.com, over the
phone at 801-727-2700, and in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box
Office
from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and on gameday beginning at
10:00 a.m. MT.

 

A
quirk in the schedule finds Real Salt Lake in the midst of a stretch of six
straight League contests against Eastern Conference foes, which began with a
3-0 win over D.C. United on July 31 continued with last Saturday’s 1-1 draw in
Kansas City. After this week’s doubleheader against Philadelphia and Columbus,
the run continues in coming weeks with match-ups at Toronto FC (Aug. 28) and at
Rio Tinto Stadium against the New York Red Bulls (Sept. 4). Sandwiched in
between those contests – part of a 14-game, 56-day stretch that
marks the busiest run of games in RSL history – will be a pair of CONCACAF
Champions League matches, first at home against Arabe Unido (Panama) on Aug. 18
and then at Cruz Azul in Mexico City on Aug. 25.

 

RSL Series History v. Union

Real
Salt Lake’s first-ever meeting with Philadelphia back on May 8 was a good one
for the home side, as MF Kyle Beckerman, DF Jamison Olave, and FW
Álvaro Saborío all tallied their second goals of the season in a 3-0
trouncing of the Union
at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake has two
ties to the Union roster, most notably GK Chris Seitz, who began his MLS
career with three seasons as the primary back-up to Nick Rimando from 2007-09.
In addition, breakout rookie FW Danny Mwanga was a member of the RSL
Under-18 squad that represented the shield well last spring during the
prestigious Mundial de Clubes Sub-18 Comunidad de Madrid tournament in Spain.

 

RSL Series History v. Crew

The
history between RSL and Columbus is deep and growing deeper thanks in part to a
contentious
0-1 loss for the Utah side
in their first meeting of the season in
central Ohio back on April 24 and RSL’s dethroning of the Crew during last
year’s Eastern Conference Semifinal Series en route to a MLS Cup title of its
own. Real Salt Lake’s regular season record against Columbus now stands at
3-7-1, while its 2-2-1 mark in the Beehive State includes a 4-1 victory last
April 2 in the 2009 Rio Tinto Stadium opener. When factoring in last year’s
pair of playoff victories – an opening 1-0 win in Sandy and a 3-2 victory in
the second leg in Columbus – and a defeat in 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
qualifying play, the Claret-and-Cobalt’s overall mark in League and Cup
competition against the Crew stands at 5-8-1.

 

Green Street Social Club to Host Official RSL Watch Party
for Wednesday’s Match v. Union

There will be no better way to
celebrate “Hump Day” this week than by gathering with your fellow RSL fans! So
when quitting time at the office comes around this Wednesday, head right on
down to Green Street Social Club, which will resume its role as
RSL’s “home away from home” by hosting the Official RSL Watch Party for
the Claret-and-Cobalt’s road contest against Philadelphia Union.

 

The FREE viewing party at Green
Street (602 East 500 South) is open only to fans 21 & older (no
membership required)
and will be in full swing by the time the 5:30 p.m.
MT kickoff
rolls around. Fans will be able to loosen their ties and kick
off their heels and spread out across the massive venue to watch the game on
one of its 34 televisions while also enjoying the usual gameday food and drink
specials, including a $5.00 cheeseburger & chips plate, $2.00 domestic
drafts, and 24 oz. cans of Budweiser products for $2.50.

 

For
more information, visit the Green Street website at www.GreenStreetSLC.com.

 

Real Salt Lake Schedule:
August 10-15, 2010 (all times MT unless noted)
 

All RSL practices are open to members of the media and the general
public unless otherwise noted, with media availability for all players
and coaches to immediately follow each session. Those planning on attending any
session can confirm the time and location of that day's training by calling 801-918-5050.

 

Tuesday,
August 10:

Training at PPL Park in Chester, Penn. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday,
August 11: Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia Union

  • 5:30
    p.m. MT
    kick-off at PPL Park in
    Chester, Penn.
  • TV: KUSG
    (2.2 over-the-air / Comcast 111) (Coverage concludes with half-hour America
    First Credit Union Post-match Report
    )
  • Radio: ESPN
    700
    (America First Credit Union Pre-match Report begins at 4:30
    p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM

Thursday,
August 12:

Off Day; Return to Utah

Friday,
August 13:

Training at Rio Tinto Stadium – 11:00 a.m.

Saturday,
August 14: Real Salt Lake v. Columbus Crew, presented by Hoopes Vision

  • 7:00
    p.m. MT
    kick-off at Rio Tinto
    Stadium
    in Sandy, Utah
  • TV: KUSG
    (2.2 over-the-air / Comcast 111) (Coverage concludes with half-hour America
    First Credit Union Post-match Report
    )
  • Radio: ESPN
    700
    (America First Credit Union Pre-match Report begins at 6:00
    p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM

Sunday,
August 15:

Off Day

 

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