RSL Match Preview & Notes - Saturday, April 14 at Sporting Kansas City
RSL MATCH PREVIEW: REAL SALT LAKE @ SPORTING KANSAS CITY – SATURDAY, APRIL 14
CW30’s 30-Minute Pre-game Coverage of “Top-of-the-Table” Clash in KC begins at 6:00 p.m. from LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
SANDY, Utah (Friday, April 13, 2012) – Real Salt Lake (5-1-0, 15 pts.) will carry its three-game winning streak into the nation’s heartland tomorrow, Saturday, April 14, for a highly-anticipated clash of conference leaders against Sporting Kansas City (5-0-0, 15 pts.). Kickoff from the gleaming new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., is set for 6:30 p.m. MT, while CW30’s live coverage will begin a half hour earlier with the 6:00 p.m. pre-game show. Fans will also be able to listen to the action live via the team’s official radio partners: ESPN 700/ESPN700Sports.com (pre-game show at 5:30 p.m.) and La Gran D 102.3 FM.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ Sporting Kansas City
- Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. MT from LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
- TV: LIVE on CW30 (30-minute pre-game show begins at 6:00 p.m.)
- English Radio: ESPN700/ESPN700Sports.com (pre-game coverage begins at 5:30 p.m.)
- Spanish Radio: La Gran D 102.3 FM
- Online: Live updates via the @RSLkickoff Gameday Twitter Feed and MLSsoccer.com MatchCenter
MLS Game Guide for Saturday’s RSL-Sporting KC Showdown Now Available Online
Following are links to the Adobe PDF and Issuu.com online reader versions of the Major League Soccer Game Guide (media notes) in advance of Saturday’s clash of conference leaders between Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. 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 jkoluder@RealSaltLake.com.
RSL History v. Sporting KC
Real Salt Lake can even up the all-time series against its Kansas counterparts with three points tomorrow, the Utah side going 5-6-3 in 14 previous regular season meetings. Meanwhile, the RSL ledger at Sporting KC is not nearly as impressive, the Claret-and-Cobalt going a combined 1-4-2 at Arrowhead Stadium (0-2-1 from 2005-07), CommunityAmerica Ballpark (1-1-1 from 2008-10) and its new home of LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, where RSL fell 0-2 in its first voyage to the new soccer-specific venue last August 3. That contest was a tale of two halves, as Sporting KC out-shot RSL 12-3 in the opening stanza en route to taking a 2-0 lead into the locker room (Espinoza 29, Bunbury 34), a deficit RSL couldn’t put a dent into despite a man advantage in the final half hour (Espinoza red card in 57th minute) and a 16-4 shot advantage after halftime. Real Salt Lake got its revenge a month-and-a-half later on Sept. 17 in Sandy, when Nat Borchers’ 54th minute finish stood tall in a 1-0 victory. With the new unbalanced schedule for 2012, Saturday’s contest will mark the lone meeting between the two conference leaders this season.