Damir Kreilach Keeps Real Salt Lake Alive With Late Goal Against Portland Timbers

Aug 7, 2021, 10:25 PM | Updated: 10:31 pm
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Damir Kreilach #8 of Real Salt Lake celebrates his goal during a match against Colorado Rapids in the MLS Is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on July 12, 2020 in Reunion, Florida. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake midfielder Damir Kreilach kept the Utah club alive with a late goal against the Portland Timbers.

The Timbers hosted RSL at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, August 7.

With Real Salt Lake down 3-1 in the 80th minute, Kreilach gave his club hope with a late goal.

It was the midfielder’s eighth goal in 17 games during the 2021 season.

Kreilach was recently named an MLS All-Star.

He entered the contest with seven goals, five assists, 34 shots, and 17 shots on targets this season.

Albert Rusnák scored Real Salt Lake’s first goal of the game during the 40th minute.

Real Salt Lake fell behind 1-0 during the 10th minute of play when Dairon Asprilla converted a penalty kick for the Timbers.

Portland extended its advantage with a goal by Yimmi Chará in the 29th minute.

Felipe Mora scored a spectacular goal during the 62nd minute to give the Timbers a 3-1 lead.

The match between RSL and Portland is broadcast on the KSL Sports app and online at

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