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Baird Scores First Goal Of Season Against Colorado

Steve Griffin, Deseret News

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – A minute after Real Salt Lake’s Albert Rusnak scored to give his team a 1-0 lead against the Colorado Rapids, Corey Baird scored to double the advantage.

In the 26th minute, Rusnak buried a penalty kick attempt that came after Bofo Saucedo was fouled inside the box.

Almost immediately after, Baird, the 2018 MLS Rookie of the Year, scored on a nice touch after collecting a long breakout pass from a teammate.

It was Baird’s first goal of the season.

RSL’s 2-0 lead should be helpful as they seek to avoid being the first team to lose to Colorado this season.

Longtime franchise cornerstones, Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman are both out due to injures for RSL.

The match between RSL and Colorado can be streamed live on KSLSports.com and the KSL TV app.

RSL Schedule
06/29/2019
Sporting Kansas City
0
Real Salt Lake
2
07/03/2019
Columbus
0
Real Salt Lake
1
07/06/2019
Real Salt Lake
0
San Jose
1
07/13/2019
Philadelphia
0
Real Salt Lake
4
07/20/2019 @ 8:00 pm
Minnesota
Real Salt Lake
07/27/2019 @ 6:00 pm
Real Salt Lake
FC Dallas
08/03/2019 @ 8:00 pm
New York City FC
Real Salt Lake
08/10/2019 @ 6:30 pm
Real Salt Lake
Sporting Kansas City
08/14/2019 @ 8:00 pm
Seattle
Real Salt Lake
08/17/2019 @ 8:00 pm
Los Angeles FC
Real Salt Lake
Western Conf. Standings
W-L-T Pts.
Los Angeles FC
14-2-4 46
Seattle
10-5-5 35
Los Angeles
11-8-1 34
Minnesota
10-7-3 33
San Jose
9-7-4 31
Real Salt Lake
9-9-2 29
FC Dallas
8-8-5 29
Houston
8-8-3 27
Sporting Kansas City
6-7-7 25
Portland
7-8-3 24
Colorado
5-10-5 20
Vancouver
4-9-8 20