Real Salt Lake's Match at Vancouver Rescheduled to October 6
SANDY, Utah / NEW YORK (Thursday, July
28, 2011) – Major League Soccer has announced that the previously postponed contest
between Real Salt Lake and Vancouver Whitecaps FC has been rescheduled
for Thursday, October 6. Kickoff for the rescheduled affair is set for 7:30
p.m. MT and will take place at the soon-to-be new home of Whitecaps FC, the
renovated BC Place in downtown Vancouver.
broadcast information for the new date will be announced in the near future,
but fans will be able to follow the action live over the radio airwaves via
RSL’s official partners – ESPN 700 (and ESPN700Sports.com), ESPN Deportes
1600-AM and Juan 106.1-FM.
originally scheduled for July 16, was postponed after heavy rains made the
temporary grass field installed at Whitecaps FC’s current home of Empire Field
rescheduled date will result in more miles logged for Real Salt Lake during a
back half of the MLS season laden with away fixtures. When factoring in the new
Oct. 6 date north of the border, the Claret-and-Cobalt will play nine of their
last 13 regular season contests – and five of their last seven – away from the
friendly confines of Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Salt Lake’s 2-2-3 away mark thus
far makes the Utah side one of five across the 18-team league with at least a
.500 record on the road in 2011.