Preview: RSL at Chivas USA
SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake returns to MLS action on Saturday, when it faces Chivas USA at 8:30 p.m. MT at StubHub Center. Saturday’s match will be broadcast live on ABC 4, ESPN 700 and 102.3 La Gran D FM.
The Claret-and-Cobalt enters Saturday’s contest looking to break its current four-game winless streak in MLS action. RSL’s last win was recorded on May 17, a 2-1 victory over Rocky Mountain Cup rival Colorado Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium. RSL has two draws and two losses since the Colorado contest, tying FC Dallas 0-0 on May 24, falling 4-0 at Seattle Sounders FC on May 31 – its first loss of the 2014 season – drawing 1-1 at Columbus Crew, and losing 3-1 to Portland Timbers on June 7 at home. The Claret-and-Cobalt also suffered a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Atlanta Silverbacks in RSL’s opening U.S. Open Cup match on June 14.
Despite the recent lack of wins, Real Salt Lake currently sits in second-place in the Western Conference and third in the league standings, with a 6-2-7 record and total of 25 points. The Claret-and-Cobalt sits seven points behind Western Conference and league leaders Seattle Sounders FC.
Saturday’s contest between RSL and Chivas USA will be the first meeting between the sides in 2014. The Claret-and-Cobalt was very successful against Chivas USA last year, going undefeated against the southern California side for a perfect 3-0-0 record. RSL and Chivas USA last met on Oct. 23, 2013 at Rio Tinto Stadium in the sides’ final MLS regular season match, a 2-1 win for the Utah side. RSL previously defeated Chivas USA 4-1 at StubHub Center on May 19, 2013 and earned a 1-0 victory on April 20, 2013 in the Beehive State.
Real Salt Lake posts a 12-10-4 all-time regular season record against the Red-and-White and a 13-10-5 record across all competitions. RSL has been very effective against Chivas USA while on the road in recent years, winning its last five matches against The Goats in California. The last defeat the Claret-and-Cobalt suffered as the visiting side was a 1-0 loss on May 9, 2009 at then-named Home Depot Center. RSL posts a 6-7-1 all-time regular season road record against Chivas USA in California.
Chivas USA also enters Saturday’s match looking to break a four-game winless streak. The Red-and-White have two draws and two losses in its last four MLS matches. The Southern California side currently sits in last place in the Western Conference with a 2-7-5 record and total of 11 points.
Real Salt Lake will return home following Saturday’s contest, playing host to New England Revolution on July 4 at 8:00 p.m. MT at Rio Tinto Stadium. A very limited number of tickets to the New England match still remain; they can be purchased at the Rio Tinto Stadium box office, online at www.RealSaltLake.com/Tickets or over the phone at 801-727-2700.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA
- Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. MT at Chivas USA
- TV: ABC 4
- English Radio: ESPN700 AM (Pregame begins at 7:30 p.m. MT)
- Spanish Radio: 102.3 La Gran D FM
- Online: The @RealSaltLake Twitter Feed will provide match updates
Game Guide for Saturday’s RSL-CHV Match Now Available Online
Following is the link to the Adobe PDF version of the MLS Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and Chivas USA. If you have any problems obtaining the document, would prefer to receive it as an attachment, or are seeking more information on the match, please contact PR Coordinator Jane Sexton in the RSL Communications Department via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSL History v. Chivas USA
Real Salt Lake posts a 12-10-4 all-time regular season record against the Red-and-White and a 13-10-5 record across all competitions. RSL has been very successful against Chivas USA while on the road in recent years, winning its last five matches against The Goats in California. The last defeat the Claret-and-Cobalt suffered as the visiting side was a 1-0 loss on May 9, 2009 at then-named Home Depot Center. RSL posts a 6-7-1 all-time regular season road record against Chivas USA in California.