RSL Tops New York City FC With Three Quality Goals

Aug 3, 2019, 10:09 PM
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SANDY, Utah – It was a big 3-1 win for Real Salt Lake over New York City FC.

The first goal came in the fourth minute with Alexander Ring.

But Jefferson Savarino changed things in the 37th minute with Marcelo Silva winning a header that landed to Damir Kreilach, who passed to Albert Rusnak.

Rusnak found Kyle Beckerman at the top of the box and he immediately passed to Savarino firing the shot with his left foot past the goalkeeper.

In the 75th minute, Rusnak gave RSL the lead when Damir Kreilach played the ball into the box but was headed out by New York. The ball landed to Kyle Beckerman, who passed to Albert Rusnak on the left side of the goal and about 20 yards away and fired with his right foot past Sean Johnson.

Nick Besler put the nail in the coffin when Jefferson Savarino delivered the ball into traffic but Besler was able to kick backwards leading the ball into the back of the net in the 88th minute. Besler scored his second goal of his MLS career.

RSL was without head coach Mike Petke for the second consecutive match, while serving a three-game suspension after conduct towards the official against Tigres in the Leagues Cup match on July 24.

Midfielder Everton Luiz will miss the next match after receiving a yellow card and will be suspended for yellow card accumulation.

Real Salt Lake is now in eighth place in the Western Conference standings and is tied with Portland with 31 points, but the Timbers hold the tiebreaker.

They will hit the road on Saturday, August 10 against Sporting Kansas City. The match will begin at 6:30 p.m. and can be streamed at or the KSL TV app.

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