Real Salt Lake Announces 2021 MLS Season Schedule
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake and Major League Soccer has announced their 2021 schedule. Previously, the league had only released the first two fixtures that include a road trip to Minnesota United on April 24 before the home opener on May 1st against Sporting Kansas City.
The season involves 17 home games and 17 away games with the final game of the regular season occurring on Sunday, November 7 against Sporting Kansas City away from home.
There will be no Sunday home games in 2021.
RSL will only play two teams from the Eastern Conference in Nashville and Chicago. The remaining 32 games will be played against Western Conference foe.
2020 was the worst
Let's have some fun in 2021 pic.twitter.com/yDNAuLGexF
— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) March 24, 2021
RSL will play the following clubs on three occasions in 2021 – Colorado, FC Dallas, Houston, LA Galaxy, LAFC, Portland, San Jose, and Vancouver. They play Austin, Minnesota, Seattle, and Sporting Kansas City twice. Both games against Eastern Conference teams are one-off occasions.
Throughout the season, RSL will be faced with multiple road tests with the first batch of away games occurring between July 7th to July 21st where they will play Vancouver, LAFC, and LA Galaxy in consecutive order before returning to take on Colorado in what will be their first home game in three weeks.
However, the start of the schedule works in favor of RSL who will play three consecutive games at Rio Tinto Stadium starting with their home opener against Sporting Kansas City on May 1st, San Jose on May 7th, and ending with Nashville on May 15th.
Real Salt Lake 2021 MLS Schedule
|1||Saturday, Apr 24||Minnesota||Minnesota||6 PM|
|2||Saturday, May 1||Kansas City||Real Salt Lake||12 PM|
|3||Friday, May 7||San Jose||Real Salt Lake||7:30 PM|
|4||Saturday, May 15||Nashville||Real Salt Lake||7:30 PM|
|5||Saturday, May 22||Dallas||Dallas||6 PM|
|6||Saturday, May 29||Minnesota||Real Salt Lake||7:30 PM|
|7||Friday, Jun 18||Vancouver||Real Salt Lake||8 PM|
|8||Wednesday, Jun 23||Seattle||Seattle||8 PM|
|9||Saturday, Jun 26||Houston||Real Salt Lake||6 PM|
|10||Saturday, Jul 3||LAFC||Real Salt Lake||7 PM|
|11||Wednesday, Jul 7||Vancouver||Vancouver||8 PM|
|12||Saturday, Jul 17||LAFC||LAFC||8:30 PM|
|13||Wednesday, Jul 21||LA Galaxy||Real Salt Lake||8 PM|
|14||Saturday, Jul 24||Colorado||Real Salt Lake||8 PM|
|15||Saturday, Jul 31||Houston||Houston||6:30 PM|
|16||Wednesday, Aug 4||LA Galaxy||LA Galaxy||8 PM|
|17||Saturday, Aug 7||Portland||Portland||8:30 PM|
|18||Saturday, Aug 14||Austin||Real Salt Lake||8 PM|
|19||Wednesday, Aug 18||Houston||Real Salt Lake||8 PM|
|20||Saturday, Aug 21||Colorado||Colorado||7 PM|
|21||Saturday, Aug 28||Vancouver||Vancouver||8 PM|
|22||Saturday, Sep 4||Dallas||Real Salt Lake||6 PM|
|23||Sunday, Sep 12||LAFC||LAFC||7:30 PM|
|24||Wednesday, Sep 15||San Jose||San Jose||8:30 PM|
|25||Saturday, Sep 18||Seattle||Real Salt Lake||7:30 PM|
|26||Saturday, Sep 25||Portland||Portland||8:30 PM|
|27||Wednesday, Sep 29||LA Galaxy||Real Salt Lake||7:30 PM|
|28||Saturday, Oct 2||Austin||Austin||2:30 PM|
|29||Saturday, Oct 16||Colorado||Real Salt Lake||7:30 PM|
|30||Saturday, Oct 23||Chicago||Chicago||6 PM|
|31||Wednesday, Oct 27||Dallas||Dallas||6 PM|
|32||Saturday, Oct 30||San Jose||Real Salt Lake||7:30 PM|
|33||Wednesday, Nov 3||Portland||Real Salt Lake||7:30 PM|
|34||Sunday, Nov 7||Kansas City||Kansas City||4 PM|
RSL travels to Tuscon, Arizona to begin its final preparations for the 2021 season on March 31st. The club will spend 10 days in Tuscon where it will play three practice matches with the first on April 3 against Colorado Rapids before facing the USL Championship’s 2020 Western Conference champion Phoenix Rising FC on April 7. RSL will conclude its preseason slate against the LA Galaxy on April 10 before returning to Utah.
Times for the away games are yet to be released but will be available for fans closer to the date.
Currently, every RSL match in 2021 will be available to stream via the KSL 5 TV app or on KSLSports.com. That is subject to change based on national media rights.
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