RSL Preview & Notes - May 22 @ FC Dallas

MLS Game Guide, TV/Radio/Online menu for Sunday's showdown


RSL Looks to Take First-ever Points Away
from Dallas during Sunday Showdown;

TV/Radio/Online Information for How to
Follow Sunday’s Contest;

MLS Game Guide for RSL @ FC Dallas Now
Available Online;

Now Four ‘Bout Time! Pub & Grub
Locations for Official RSL Watch Parties


Utah (Friday, May 20, 2011)

Real Salt Lake (5-1-1, 16 pts.; 3rd
in West) will break up a lengthy home stand this Sunday, May 22, when the Claret-and-Cobalt will head to the Lone
Star State to take on FC Dallas (5-3-2,
17 pts.; 2nd in West) in a rematch of last season’s thrilling
Western Conference Semifinal playoff series. Kickoff between RSL and the
“Hoops” is slated for 5:00 p.m. MT
at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas.
Following the first-team showdown, the two sides will then square off in a MLS Reserve League contest on the Pizza
Hut Park stadium field, with the Central/Mountain Division affair starting
approximately a half-hour after the League fixture.

Click here for the preview of RSL @ FC Dallas


How to
Follow Real Salt Lake @ FC Dallas

  • TV: KMYU (Ch. 2.2 over-the-air / Comcast Ch. 22 / DishNet 12) & MLS Direct Kick package (subscription required)
  • Radio: ESPN 700 & (English) (pre-game coverage
    begins at 4:00
    ), ESPN Deportes 1600-AM & Juan 106.1-FM (Spanish)
  • Online:  Streaming video via Matchday
    on (subscription required), in-match updates via Official RSL Twitter Feed
    and MLS MatchCenter
    live stats monitor on


MLS Game Guide for RSL @
FC Dallas Now Available Online

Following is the Issuu online document
reader and link to the Adobe PDF file for the
Game Guide (Game Notes)
in advance of Sunday’s Western Conference affair between
Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. 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

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PDF Link: MLS Game Guide – FC Dallas
v. Real Salt Lake


RSL “Game Note” of the Match: Clean Sheet Craziness

GK Nick Rimando recorded his 78th
career shutout, 42 of which have now come in the RSL Claret-and-Cobalt …
Rimando has four of RSL’s five clean sheets this MLS season (Reynish, April 9 @
NE) … Rimando also had two shutouts in CONCACAF play earlier this year at
Columbus and vs. Saprissa … Rimando brings a 248-minute shutout streak into
Dallas this weekend … Last year at FC Dallas, Rimando saw his career-best and
RSL-record 567-minute shutout streak snapped via Brek Shea’s 69th minute
rebound goal, the run placing as third-longest such streak in MLS history. 


Now Four ‘Bout Time! Pub
& Grub Locations for Official RSL Watch Parties!

Make your Sunday a
"Funday" this weekend by heading over to any of the 'Bout Time! Pub & Grub locations
across the Salt Lake valley for the Official
RSL Watch Parties against FC Dallas
! Join your fellow
Claret-and-Cobalt crazies at the below locations for the 5:00 p.m. MT kickoff ... all four locales – including the new West Valley City location – will have
a full menu available and anyone
wearing RSL gear will receive 25% off all appetizers during the match.

  • Jordan Landing – 3778 W. Center
    View Way #150 in West Jordan
  • Old Mill Village – 6522 S. Big
    Cottonwood Canyon Rd. in Holladay
  • Taylorsville – 5592 S. Redwood
    Rd. in Taylorsville
  • West Valley City – 3318 S. Decker
    Lake Dr. in West Valley City

more information on the Official Watch Parties at ‘Bout Time! Pub & Grub
for all RSL away contests, visit the “Watch Parties” page at


Real Salt Lake History v. FC Dallas

Salt Lake will have plenty of motivation when it heads to Pizza Hut Park this
weekend, most notably because FC Dallas leapt past the Utah side and into
second place in the Western Conference standings last weekend. Also on RSL’s
collective mindset will be the team’s past visits to North Texas, as all nine trips to face Dallas have ended in
, including a heartbreaking 1-2 loss in the first leg of last year’s
Western Conference Semifinals that helped pave the way to a 2-3 aggregate
series defeat for the Utahns. RSL’s all-time mark against Dallas in regular
season and post-season play stands at 6-12-2
heading into the weekend.

last year’s regular season meetings it was FC Dallas ending Real Salt Lake’s
then-club-record 10-match undefeated streak via a 2-0 win in Frisco on July 17
before the Claret-and-Cobalt got revenge in Sandy on Oct. 16, their own 2-0 win
snapping the Hoops’ MLS-record-tying 19-game regular season unbeaten run. Real
Salt Lake fell one game shy of equaling that record just a few weeks ago when
its 18-game undefeated streak in League play – which began immediately after
last July’s loss in Frisco – came to an end in Portland on April 30.