RSL Schedule: August 23-29, 2010

Busy week sees RSL travel south & north of the border


RSL Goes International
this Week with Matches in Mexico & Canada;

Utah Side First Faces
Pivotal CONCACAF Group A Showdown Wednesday at Cruz Azul;

Defending MLS Champs
Look to Down Toronto FC in League Play Saturday at BMO Field;

Green Street Social
Club to Host Official RSL Watch Party for Saturday’s North-of-the-Border Affair


SANDY, Utah (Monday, August 23, 2010) – Real Salt
Lake will rack up the frequent flier miles in what will mark a hectic – and potentially
historic – week for the defending MLS Cup champs, who will travel both south
and north of the border for matches in CONCACAF Champions League and MLS
regular season play.


Real Salt
Lake’s second Group A fixture in the
CONCACAF Champions League
will be first on the docket this Wednesday, Aug. 25, when the
Claret-and-Cobalt will head to Mexico City for a crucial showdown against
Mexican Primera Division power Cruz Azul.
Kickoff from Estadio Azul is set for
6:00 p.m. MT for a match that will
be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel
and TeleFutura
. Fans will also be able to follow the action as it happens
on RSL’s official radio partners – ESPN
(America First Credit Union
Pre-match Report
starts at 5:00 p.m.), ESPN
Deportes 1600-AM
, and Homero
– and the club’s official Twitter feed, located at


Following a
2-1 comeback win over Arabe Unido of Panama last Wednesday in Sandy, Real Salt
Lake is the co-leader in Group A after CCL Matchweek #1 alongside fellow MLS
side Toronto FC, which defeated Cruz Azul by a similar 2-1 scoreline last
Tuesday in Ontario. Real Salt Lake will be looking to make a bit of history on
behalf of Major League Soccer come Wednesday night, as a win would mark the
first for an MLS side in a CONCACAF competition on Mexican soil. In the other
Matchweek #2 contest in Group A, Toronto will travel even further south for its
road date with Arabe Unido on Tuesday evening (6:00 p.m. MT, Fox Soccer


There will
be no rest for the weary travelers this weekend, as both Real Salt Lake
(11-4-6, 30 pts. in MLS) and Toronto FC
(7-8-5, 26 pts.) will head to the shores of Lake Ontario following their
midweek COCNACAF encounters to prepare for their match-up in League play this Saturday, Aug. 28. Kickoff from BMO Field in Toronto for Saturday’s
affair is set for 5:00 p.m. MT for a
contest that can be seen on KUSG 2.2
(Comcast #111 / Dish Network #12) and
also followed live on ESPN 700 (America First Credit Union Pre-match Report
begins at 4:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes
, Homero 106.1-FM, and RSL’s Twitter feed.


contest will wrap up the 2010 regular season series between RSL and the “Reds,”
which the Utahans kicked off with a 2-1 win back on May 1 at Rio Tinto Stadium,
first half goals from DF Jamison Olave
and MF Andy Williams proving enough
to defeat the Canadian club. That result brought the all-time ledger between
the two sides even at 3-3-1. Real
Salt Lake and Toronto will become quite familiar with each other across the
next month, with Saturday’s league affair to be followed by a pair of CCL
contests in short order – first on Sept. 15 in Sandy and again at BMO Field on
Sept. 28.


Green Street
Social Club to Host Saturday’s RSL Watch Party v. Toronto FC

RSL fans
looking to watch Saturday’s contest against Toronto FC with their fellow
“Claret-and-Cobalt crazies” can do so at Green
Street Social Club
, which will again play host to the Official RSL Watch Party for the north-of-the-border affair. Like
all RSL Watch Parties in the past at the Trolley
Corners locale
, there will be no cover charge (and no membership is required),
but fans must be at least 21 years of
to enter the establishment.


The RSL Watch
Party should be in full swing by the time the 5:00 p.m. kick rolls around, with
the game being shown on most of the 34 TV’s strewn across Green Street’s
spacious layout and patrons able to take advantage of the usual RSL gameday
specials – $2.00 domestic drafts, $2.50 24-oz Budweiser cans and a $5.00
cheeseburger & chips plate.


For more
information on Green Street, please visit their website at



Salt Lake Schedule: August 23-29, 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.

Monday, August 23:
Travel to Mexico City

Tuesday, August 24:
Training at Estadio Azul – 1:00 p.m. CT

Wednesday, August 25: Real Salt Lake at Cruz Azul (MEX)

  • CONCACAF Champions League –
    Group A – Matchweek #2
  • 6:00 p.m. MT kick-off at Estadio Azul in Mexico City, Mexico
  • TV:
    Fox Soccer Channel and TeleFutura
  • Radio:
    ESPN 700 (America First
    Credit Union Pre-match Report
    begins at 5:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM

Thursday, August 26:
Travel to Toronto; Off Day

Friday, August 27:
Training in Toronto; Site/Time TBD

Saturday, August 28: Real Salt Lake at Toronto FC

  • MLS Regular Season – RSL Match
  • 5:00 p.m. MT kick-off at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • TV:
    KUSG 2.2 (Comcast #111 / Dish
    Network #12)
  • Radio:
    ESPN 700 (America First
    Credit Union Pre-match Report
    begins at 4:00 p.m.), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM, and Homero 106.1-FM

Sunday, August 29:
Return to Utah; Off Day / / /