RSL Suffers Heartbreaking Loss Against San Jose

Jul 6, 2019, 10:44 PM
Damir Kreilach - Real Salt Lake...
Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach (Photo Credit: Spenser Heaps / Deseret News)
(Photo Credit: Spenser Heaps / Deseret News)

SAN JOSE, Calif. – It was a tightly contested match throughout until Real Salt Lake allowed a goal in the final moments to lose 1-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes.

The loss snaps a two-game winning streak for RSL.

San Jose scored the only goal in the 93rd minute as Danny Hoesen tapped in a cross into the box and RSL didn’t have a defender cover him, it’s Hoesen’s first goal of the season.

RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando accomplished something that no other player in Major League Soccer history has ever done, that is to appear in 500 games. The 20-year MLS veteran compiled 2 saves in the loss against the Earthquakes.

It was a very even match throughout the first 75 minutes with both clubs getting 9 shots, RSL had 3 on target compared to San Jose’s 2. After 90 minutes, RSL had 13 shots compared to the Earthquakes’ 12 and a 4-3 shots on target advantage for Real.

RSL head coach had to switch up the starting lineup with the club playing their third match in seven days. He inserted Marcelo Silva and Erik Holt as the centerbacks, replacing Justen Glad and Nedum Onuoha. Jefferson Savarino returned from international duty and got the start.

Real Salt Lake will face the Philadelphia Union at home on Saturday, July 13. First kick from Rio Tinto Stadium is at 8 p.m. and can be streamed at or the KSL TV app.



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