REAL SALT LAKE

RSL’s Sam Johnson Starts Game On Bench Due To Team Violation

May 18, 2019, 1:14 PM
Courtesy of RSL...
Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake striker Sam Johnson will not begin the team’s game against Toronto FC in the starting lineup.

Prior to kickoff for Saturday’s game, head coach Mike Petke announced the lineup change saying that it was a result of Johnson arriving 20 minutes late to a team meeting.

Petke did not specify which day Johnson was late.

An offseason acquisition for RSL, Johnson has arguably been the team’s best player at times during the 2019 season. In just six starts, the Liberian national has scored four goals, including the game-winner in last week’s wild win over the Colorado Rapids.

So far this season, RSL is 0-5-0 when allowing the first goal. It’ll be vital to get off to a good start against Toronto with Johnson on the bench to begin the match.

Last season’s MLS Rookie of the Year Corey Baird got the start at striker in Johnson’s place.

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

 

  • Real Salt Lake Scoreboard

  • Real Salt Lake Team Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

Real Salt Lake

Real-Salt-Lake-Fans-Cheer...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Partners With SeatGeek Ahead Of 2023 Season

Real Salt Lake has announced a new and exciting partnership with SeatGeek that will enhance the fan experience at America First Field.
4 days ago
Bobby Wood - Real Salt Lake - Sporting Kansas City...
Tom Hackett

Bobby Wood To Join New England Revolution

Former Real Salt Lake striker Bobby Wood will join the New England Revolution after being selected in the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Tuesday.
10 days ago
David-Ochoa-USA-vs-Mexico-2021...
Tom Hackett

Report: David Ochoa To Sign With Liga MX Club

Former Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa is reportedly on the move again and will join Liga MX side club Atletico San Luis. 
11 days ago
America-First-Field...
Joe Reedy, AP

Major League Soccer Package On Apple TV To Launch On Feb. 1

MLS will launch MLS Season Pass on Apple TV on February 1st, 2022, just days before the expected start of the season.
16 days ago
Brondby IF-players-applaud-home-support...
Tom Hackett

David Blitzer Adds Danish Club To European Portfolio

World-renowned Danish club Brøndby IF was purchased by Global Football Holdings (GFH), the investment vehicle for Blitzer.
18 days ago
Jefferson-Savarino-Real-Salt-Lake...
Tom Hackett

Savarino, Ojeda Named To National Team Rosters

Jefferson Savarino has been named to the Venezuelan national team while midfielder Braian Ojeda has been named to the Paraguay roster.
19 days ago
RSL’s Sam Johnson Starts Game On Bench Due To Team Violation