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First visit to Red Bull Arena an "elimination match" in chase for Supporters Shield

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RSL’s First Visit to Red Bull Arena
features Pivotal Showdown in Race for MLS Supporters Shield;

Green Street Social Club to Host
Official RSL Watch Party for 2:00 p.m. MT Kickoff;

Online Link to MLS Game Guide for Saturday's Match Included


Utah (Thursday, October 7, 2010)
– After collecting a win at New England last
weekend, it will be back to the Atlantic Coast once again for Real Salt Lake
(14-4-9, 51 pts.)
this Saturday, October 9, this time for a showdown
with the Eastern Conference-leading New York Red Bulls (14-8-5, 47 pts).
Kickoff for RSL’s first-ever visit to Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.,
is set for 2:00 p.m. MT, with the pivotal contest in the chase for the
MLS Supporters Shield airing live on TeleFutura and over the radio on “Classic
99.1-FM (English), ESPN Deportes 1600 (Spanish), and
Homero 106.1-FM (Spanish). Fans will also be able to follow live updates
from Red Bull Arena via RSL’s Official Twitter Feed, found at

Real Salt Lake will carry plenty of momentum
into the weekend, its current 11-match undefeated run in MLS play (5-0-6)
breaking the 10-game club record it set earlier this season. Those streaks
combine to form a lengthy run that has seen the Utah side drop just one of
its last 22 League matches
dating back to April.

The two sides’ first meeting of the season
came back on Sept. 4 at Rio Tinto Stadium, when FW Fabian Espíndola’s
tally just four minutes in stood
tall for a 1-0 victory
that then equaled the longest-ever MLS home
undefeated streak at 22 games – a run that RSL has since lengthened to 24
matches. Real Salt Lake is now 2-4-6 in regular season and playoff contests
against New York, which included a 0-3-2 mark at the Red Bulls’ former home of
Giants Stadium in East Rutherford.

on the Air”: October 9 at New York Red Bulls  – 2:00 p.m. MT

(Comcast 619 / Dish 830-831 [SD] & 5348 [HD])

Country” 99.1
– Coverage begins with America First Credit Union Pre-match Report at
1:00 p.m.; ESPN Deportes 1600-AM and Homero 106.1-FM (Spanish)


Street Social Club to Host Saturday’s RSL Watch Party v. Red Bulls

Real Salt Lake invites
fans of the “beautiful game” to join together this Saturday afternoon by
heading on down to Green Street Social Club for the Official RSL
Watch Party
against the New York Red Bulls. Like all previous RSL Watch
Parties at the Trolley Square locale, there will be no cover charge (and
no membership is required
), but fans must be at least 21 years of
to enter.

The RSL Watch Party
will be in full form by the 2:00 p.m. MT kickoff, with the broadcast
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. If the RSL-NYRB match and the cavalcade of college football games
airing on Saturday afternoon isn’t your thing, then you can still come on down
to enjoy a beautiful fall day on Green Street’s new patio area.

For more information
on Green Street Social Club, please visit


Game Guide for Real Salt Lake @ New York Red Bulls Now Available Online

is the link to the Adobe PDF file for the MLS Game Guide (Media
in advance of Saturday’s matinee between Real Salt Lake and the New
York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. If you have any
problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive the document as an
attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact John
Koluder in the RSL Communications Department via email at

Game Guide #219: New York Red Bulls v. Real Salt Lake – Saturday, October 9,


MLS Cup Supporters Shield/Playoff Update

After briefly standing alone atop Major
League Soccer’s overall table for the first time in club history last weekend
courtesy of its win at New England, Real Salt Lake is now once again two points
behind the Los Angeles Galaxy (53 points) in the chase for the MLS Supporters
Shield (regular season) crown after L.A. dispatched Super Clasico rival Chivas
USA on Sunday evening. While the defending MLS Cup champs have their sights set
on the Galaxy and the League’s top overall spot, they must also keep an eye
over their shoulder, as FC Dallas (49), New York (47), and the Columbus Crew
(46) all harbor hopes of reaching the League’s apex, setting up a virtual
Supporters Shield “elimination game” between RSL and the Red Bulls on Saturday.
Real Salt Lake will know whether a three-point result on the weekend will get
it to the top of the table, as the Galaxy square off against Philadelphia Union
this evening at PPL Park in Chester, PA (6:00 MT kickoff, live on ESPN2).


Click here for the full MLS Cup Playoff standings at