Match Notes v. New York

Plenty to mull over after another Rio Tinto Stadium result

Real
Salt Lake Match Notes v. Red Bulls
 

  • Tonight’s win improved Real Salt Lake’s record in MLS
    play to 11-1-6 across its last 18 matches, the lone loss occurring
    on the road at FC Dallas back in July. RSL is now 9-0-3 at home this
    season
    , with its last loss at Rio Tinto Stadium coming all the way back on
    May 16, 2009 v. Kansas City (0-2 L).

 

  • The triumph also allowed Real Salt Lake to set new
    single-season records in points (43) and wins (12), and shutouts (11)
    ,
    despite the fact that seven regular season games remain on the team’s 2010
    slate.
  • Real Salt Lake will look to claim the home undefeated streak for itself on Saturday, Sept. 18, when the Claret-and-Cobalt will welcome the Chicago Fire to Sandy for a 2:00 p.m. MT matinee.

 

 

  • With his sixth tally of the season, Espindola tied MF
    Javier Morales for second on RSL’s scoring chart in League play, the
    Argentine duo trailing only FW Álvaro Saborío and his eight markers
    in MLS action.

 

  • Espíndola would be subbed out after 50 minutes due to a
    strained left hamstring, putting his status for RSL’s next contest on Thursday,
    Sept. 9 at Seattle Sounders FC
    in doubt.

 

  • The contest at Seattle will mark RSL’s first visit to
    Qwest Field since last November’s MLS Cup triumph. Fans will be able to
    follow the match-up between two of the League’s hottest sides on ESPN2
    next Thursday (9:00 p.m. MT kickoff).

 

  • The assist for Morales was his seventh on the campaign,
    pulling him into a four-way tie for seventh place across the League in the
    category.

 

  • Saborío (Costa Rica) and MF Will Johnson (Canada) were
    absent for tonight’s contest while serving on national team duty for their
    respective countries this weekend. Saborío scored the equalizer and went
    the full 90 minutes for the Ticos in their 2-2 draw at Panama last
    evening and traveled with the squad to Jamaica for Sunday’s tilt against
    the Reggae Boyz in Kingston. Johnson started for Canada in its 0-2
    defeat to Peru at BMO Field in Toronto, and is expected to see more action
    on Tuesday when the Maple Leafs take on Honduras at Montreal’s
    Saputo Stadium. Both Saborío and Johnson will be available for RSL when it
    travels to Seattle for Thursday’s ESPN2 “MLS Game of the Week” showdown.