RSL Captain Albert Rusnak To Miss Playoff Match After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Nov 23, 2021, 7:24 PM
Albert Rusnak #11 of Real Salt Lake...
Albert Rusnak #11 of Real Salt Lake dribbles the ball while Chase Gasper #77 of Minnesota United defends in the first half of the game at Allianz Field on April 24, 2021 in St Paul, Minnesota. Real Salt Lake defeated Minnesota 2-1. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake will begin their playoff run on Tuesday night on the road against the Seattle Sounders and will have to do so without their captain.

Real Salt Lake will miss captain Albert Rusnak, who tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the match against the Sounders, the team confirmed with KSL Sports. Rusnak recently returned from international duty with Slovakia.

He posted the news on his Instagram page.

“Bad news today, guys, “Rusnak wrote in his post. “Unfortunately, I’ve tested positive for COVID. It’s hard to believe I’m not there with the boys in Seattle. But I know this group. Everyone works & fights for each other. I have all the confidence in the world we will get the job done! I’ll be back as soon as health permits.”


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Rusnak has had a terrific season for the Claret and Cobalt, posting 11 goals and 11 assists on the year. If RSL advances to the next round, they will be back in action on Sunday, November 28 at 1 p.m. MT on ABC. It’s unknown at this point how long Rusnak will have to be held out of play.

RSL and Seattle will battle in the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. MT on FS1.

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