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LAFC Scores On Goal By Carlos Vela In U.S. Open Cup Match

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SANDY, Utah – It didn’t take long for the best team in Major League Soccer to put up the first goal against Real Salt Lake.

Facing LAFC in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, a game that does not count in the MLS standings, RSL surrendered a goal in the eighth minute by Carlos Vela, who leads MLS in scoring.

Vela took a long pass that came from the center of the pitch, took a few dribbles down the right side and fired a shot that RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando couldn’t reach the ball on a diving attempt at a save.

RSL took the pitch without the guidance of head coach Mike Petke, who was away from the team receiving a coaching certificate in Minnesota.

The home team was also without the services of usual starters Albert Rusnak and Jefferson Savarino, who are both away on international duty.

The match between Real Salt Lake and LAFC is being shown on ESPN+.

 

RSL Schedule
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
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
08/24/2019 @ 8:00 pm
Colorado
Real Salt Lake
Western Conf. Standings
W-L-T Pts.
Los Angeles FC
14-3-4 46
Los Angeles
12-8-1 37
Seattle
10-5-5 35
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
8-9-3 27
Portland
7-8-4 25
Sporting Kansas City
6-7-7 25
Colorado
5-10-5 20
Vancouver
4-10-8 20