REAL SALT LAKE

Savarino Scores Late Goal To Help RSL Advance In MLS Cup Playoffs

Oct 19, 2019, 10:33 PM | Updated: Oct 20, 2019, 5:52 pm

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino scored the go-ahead goal late in the match to give Real Salt Lake a 2-1 win over the Portland Timbers in the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.

It’s the first goal in the postseason in Savarino’s career.

The goal came in the 87th minute when Joao Plata passed the ball to Albert Rusnak, who jumped over the ball rather than taking it, allowing the ball to travel to Savarino at the top of the 18-yard box and blasted it into the back of the net with his right foot.

RSL started the match with a goal by Damir Kreilach in the 28th minute on a pass by Corey Baird to take a 1-0 lead. Portland answered in the 47th minute as Dairon Asprilla tied the game on an assist by Sebastian Blanco.

It is the final home game for RSL legendary goalkeeper Nick Rimando as RSL will be on the road regardless of how far they advance in the playoffs. They will travel to No. 2-seed Seattle as the Sounders knocked off FC Dallas 4-3 in extra time to advance.

The game will begin at 8 p.m. and will be televised on FS1.

  • Real Salt Lake Scoreboard

  • Real Salt Lake Team Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

Real Salt Lake

Pablo Mastroeni - Real Salt Lake - Lumen Field...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Yet To Lose Consecutive Games In 2022

Real Salt Lake is yet to experience consecutive losses in 2022. Following a loss, RSL boasts a record of 10 wins, 1 loss, and 4 draws. 
2 days ago
Sergio Cordova - Celebrates- Versus - Seattle Sounders...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Sweeps Seattle Sounders Following Crucial Road Victory

Real Salt Lake sweeps Seattle Sounders following a 2-1 win at Lumen Field on Sunday evening and remains in the fifth position in the west. 
4 days ago
Andrew Brody - versus- SKC...
Brian Preece

Savarino, Brody Combine To Give RSL Second Half Advantage

Just moments after Seattle had seized all momentum with a second half equalizer, Andrew Brody got loose for his second goal of the year.
4 days ago
Sergio Córdova - Shoots - Versus - LAFC...
Brian Preece

Sergio Córdova Dances Through Seattle Defense, Gives RSL Lead

Sergio Córdova showed incredible patience with a second-effort first half goal for an RSL team struggling on the road.
4 days ago
Real Salt Lake - Pablo Ruiz - Passes - Versus - Seattle Sounders...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Travels To Pacific North West For Blockbuster Clash Against Seattle

Real Salt Lake will travel to Seattle for a clash against the Seattle Sounders in a game that has been defined as a "six-point" match.
6 days ago
Real Monarchs - Sing - National Anthem...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Loans Bret Halsey To Colorado Switchbacks FC

Real Salt Lake has loaned Bret Halsey to the Colorado Switchbacks F.C. of the USL Championship for the remainder of the season.
9 days ago
Savarino Scores Late Goal To Help RSL Advance In MLS Cup Playoffs