RSL Game Notes & Preview - 4/13 v. Rapids

Read up on news & notes in advance of RMC opener

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RSL Returns to Rio Tinto Stadium for
Wednesday’s Rocky Mountain Cup Bout vs. Colorado Rapids;

MLS Game Guide, Satellite Coordinate &
Video Preview Soundbyte Information for Wednesday’s Match Included


Utah (Tuesday, April 12, 2011)
– While the
stakes are always high when Real Salt
(3-0-0, 9 pts.) and the Colorado
(3-1-0, 9 pts.) meet up, the Rocky
Mountain Cup
will have plenty of fresh storylines for 2011 when the best
rivalry in Major League Soccer is renewed this Wednesday, April 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Kickoff for the latest
installment of the heated rivalry series is set for 7:00 p.m. MT (live on KMYU
), with the evening beginning at 5:00
p.m. with Carnival Real
on the stadium’s East Lawn and the opening of gates
an hour later.

How to
Follow Real Salt Lake v. Colorado

  • Tickets: Seats remain available and can be
    purchased online at, over the phone at 801-727-2700 or in person at the Rio Tinto Stadium Box Office weekdays
    from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. MT and on game day beginning at 10:00 a.m.
  • TV: KMYU  (Ch. 2.2
    over-the-air, Comcast Ch. 22 & Dish Network Ch. 12); MLS Direct Kick subscription package (DIRECTV Ch. 471, Dish Network 458)
  • Radio: ESPN 700 / (English) (pre-game coverage begins at 4:30 p.m.
    ), ESPN Deportes 1600 / Juan 106.1-FM (Spanish)
  • Online: Live updates via Official RSL Twitter Feed (@RealSaltLake) and MLS MatchCenter on;
    live streaming video available feed via MLS MatchDay Live
    (subscription required)


Rocky Mountain Cup
Series History

Real Salt Lake may trail
the overall series 6-8-6, but it’s the Utahans that have controlled the rivalry
as of late, posting a 4-2-4 record across the last 10 meetings dating back to
the middle of the 2007 campaign. That marked the first season RSL claimed the
Rocky Mountain Cup trophy for its supporters following a 7-4 win in points on
the year, and the Utah side has managed to retain possession of the Cup after
series ties in each of the last three regular seasons. Real Salt Lake is 4-3-3
at home all-time against the Rapids, which includes a mark of 1-0-2 at Rio
Tinto Stadium.

Colorado’s last visit to
Sandy made for a memorable encounter last Sept. 25, as, just minutes after an
apparent equalizer for the home side was waived off, DF Nat Borchers’ header in stoppage time helped RSL salvage a 1-1 draw
in front of a boisterous crowd of 18,317. The return leg for the two sides’
regular season finale on Oct. 23 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park proved even more
eventful, as FW Álvaro Saborío’s
pair of goals in second half stoppage time capped a furious comeback for a 2-2
draw, allowing the Utahans to lift the Rocky Mountain Cup in front of its fans
for a fourth straight occasion. The two sides will close out the rivalry during
the 2011 season’s penultimate weekend on Friday, Oct. 14 in Commerce City,


MLS Game Guide for Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids Now
Available Online

Following is the link to the Adobe PDF file for the MLS Game Guide (Media
advance Wednesday’s Real Salt Lake-Colorado Rapids Rocky Mountain Cup
showdown at Rio Tinto Stadium. If
you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive the
document as attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please
contact John Koluder in the RSL Communications Department via email at

Game Guide (4/13/11) – Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids / /