REAL SALT LAKE

Real Salt Lake Given Eight Percent Chance Of Lifting MLS Cup, According To Data

Dec 2, 2021, 3:32 PM
Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake Twitter...
Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake Twitter

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake has been given an eight percent chance of lifting the MLS Cup, according to data-driven platform FiveThirtyEight.

The eight percent chance is the lowest of any of the four clubs left in the hunt for silverware. NYCFC and Real Salt Lake’s upcoming opponent Portland has the best chance of 31 percent while Philadelphia has a 30 percent chance.

However, the odds have been against Real Salt Lake all season long. Prior to the regular season commencing earlier in the year, Real Salt Lake was predicted by pundits across the country to finish towards the bottom of the Western Conference.

Nobody in their right mind thought Real Salt Lake was going to be one of just four clubs remaining in the MLS Playoffs. Real Salt Lake is without an owner, they have an interim manager at the helm and have yet won two playoff games albeit without their captain Albert Rusnák who tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, November 21st.

The playoffs are a different beast, however. As interim manager Pablo Mastroeni and a handful of players have expressed as of late, it doesn’t matter how you win as long as you win. The first-round clash against Seattle where Real Salt Lake failed to generate a shot but found a way to win in a penalty shoot-out is a terrific example of the mentality within the group.

Next Match Info

Real Salt Lake will travel to Portland for the Western Conference Final this upcoming Saturday, December 4th, with kickoff scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

It will be broadcast via FS1 or FOX Deportes.

Real Salt Lake

Photo courtesy: Real Salt Lake...
Trevor Allen

Real Salt Lake Signs Youngest Player In MLS History To Homegrown Contract

Real Salt Lake announced on Friday afternoon that they have signed the youngest player in Major League Soccer history to a homegrown contract.
5 days ago
Interim manager Pablo Mastroeni watches from the sideline as Real Salt lake hosts Seattle Sounders ...
Trevor Allen

RSL Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni Adds Brett Jacobs To Coaching Staff

Real Salt Lake head coach Pablo Mastroeni announced that he has added Brett Jacobs as an assistant coach to his coaching staff.
6 days ago
(Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake)...
Brian Preece

Instant Replay: Leo The Lion And The Jazz Bear Form Unlikely Partnership

With the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake being united under the same banner of the Smith Entertainment group, it was only a matter of time until the two franchises gave fans a moment they never knew they always needed.
7 days ago
Albert Rusnak #11 of Real Salt Lake...
Trevor Allen

Former RSL Midfielder Albert Rusnak Signs With Seattle Sounders FC

Last week, midfielder Albert Rusnak sent a farewell out to RSL fans and now he has signed with Seattle Sounders FC on Thursday.
7 days ago
Rio Tinto Stadium...
Trevor Allen

Real Salt Lake Signs Midfielder Scott Caldwell

Real Salt Lake announced on Wednesday that they have signed veteran midfielder Scott Caldwell from free agency to a two-year contract.
8 days ago
Rio Tinto Stadium...
Trevor Allen

Real Salt Lake Selects Two Players In 2022 MLS SuperDraft

Real Salt Lake announced that they have selected two players during the 2022 MLS SuperDraft on Tuesday afternoon.
9 days ago
Real Salt Lake Given Eight Percent Chance Of Lifting MLS Cup, According To Data