Real Salt Lake Hope To Pick up First Point On The Road Against Minnesota This Upcoming Sunday

Sep 25, 2020, 1:51 PM
Aaron Herrera #22 of Real Salt Lake battles for the ball with Thomas Chacon #11 of Minnesota United...
Aaron Herrera #22 of Real Salt Lake battles for the ball with Thomas Chacon #11 of Minnesota United during a Group D match as part of the MLS Is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on July 17, 2020 in Reunion, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake is preparing to go on the road for the first time in weeks, in fact, the last road trip the club took was to the same venue in which they are heading to this upcoming Sunday; Minnesota.

Minnesota Has Not Been Kind

The result three weeks ago did not go the way the club would have hoped. Despite a very impressive first half in which RSL looked like the more dangerous team, the second half included four conceded goals which would eventually result in a disappointing 4-0 loss.

Remarkably, RSL has never won a game in Minnesota. They have never picked up a single point in their four trips to the twin cities.

“As professionals, we do not think about the past. We can only control what the weekends game has in store,” Nedum Onuoha said.

Since that loss, RSL has played every match at home where they have managed two wins and two losses.

Minnesota, on the other hand, has only managed to win one game in the four matches since RSL and Minnesota last met. That lone victory came in the match following the 4-0 win over RSL when they beat FC Dallas 3-2 despite ending the match with 10 men.

The Western Conference Race

The Western Conference standings are a tight race, Minnesota and RSL are separated by just one point. Minnesota sits on 18 points and in the seventh position while RSL has 17 points are one spot behind Minnesota in eighth.

A win for RSL could catapult them into the playoff picture.

Kei Kamara

Minnesota United recently signed MLS veteran and goal scorer Kei Kamara from Colorado Rapids. The move bolsters the attack for Minnesota and will provide more headaches for the Real Salt Lake backline.

The move to Minnesota United will mark the eighth MLS club that Kamara has played for since beginning his MLS career with the Colombus Crew in 2006. He is one of only ten players to have scored more than 100 goals in the league, achieving the record through 300 league appearances.

Kamara, however, is not the only threat in front of the goal for Minnesota. Kevin Molino currently leads the team with six goals while Robin Lod, who scored twice the last time RSL and Minnesota met, has five goals next to his name.

Slovakian midfielder Jan Gregus leads the team with six assists and much like his fellow countrymen, Albert Rusnak, is very dangerous and elusive when left open. Defensively, RSL has their hands full as they attempt to slow down the formidable attacking threats that Minnesota offers.

Game Info

Minnesota and RSL will kick off at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 27th at Allianz Field.

The match can be viewed for free on or on the KSL TV app.

  • Real Salt Lake Scoreboard

  • Real Salt Lake Team Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

Real Salt Lake

Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Front Office Still With Plenty Of Work Remaining

What should Real Salt Lake fans expect in year two of the David Blitzer and Ryan Smith reign? And where does the club need more depth?!
9 days ago
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Draws Concacaf Giants In Leagues Cup

Real Salt Lake has been placed in a Leagues Cup group alongside Liga MX giants Monterrey FC and MLS foe Seattle Sounders.
15 days ago
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake’s Diego Luna Called Into U.S. Under 20 Side

Real Salt Lake's Diego Luna has been called into the United States Under-20 training camp, the club announced. 
16 days ago
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Signs Gomez, Breaks Club Record Transfer Fee

Real Salt Lake has acquired winger Carlos Andrés Gómez from Colombian powerhouse Millonarios FC, the club has confirmed. 
25 days ago
Pablo Mastroeni - Watches - against- san jose...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Signs Homegrown Pair To First Team Roster

Real Salt Lake has announced the Homegrown signings of defenders Luis Rivera and Delentz Pierre to the 2023 first-team roster. 
29 days ago
Sergio - Cordova - Celebrates - Goal - Versus - Vancouver...
Tom Hackett

Sergio Córdova Concludes Loan Spell At Real Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake striker Sergio Córdova has concluded his loan spell and has returned to Bundesliga side FC Augsburg. 
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Real Salt Lake Hope To Pick up First Point On The Road Against Minnesota This Upcoming Sunday