REAL SALT LAKE

Sergio Cordova Taps In Goal Early In Match Against Minnesota

Aug 31, 2022, 7:56 PM | Updated: 7:56 pm
Sergio - Cordova - Celebrates - Goal - Versus - Vancouver...
Sergio Córdova celebrates following his 61st minute goal in the match against Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium on August 20, 2022. (Photo by Laura Dearden/Real Salt Lake)
(Photo by Laura Dearden/Real Salt Lake)

SANDY, Utah – It didn’t take Sergio Cordova and Real Salt Lake long to score as RSL took an early lead against Minnesota United on Wednesday night.

In the seventh minute of the match, Sergio Cordova received the ball in the box from Jefferson Savarino and went past one defender and tapped the ball into the back of the net.

That gave RSL a 1-0 lead and Cordova his eighth goal of the season. After the goal, RSL fans threw teddy bears onto the pitch.

The club encouraged fans to bring a teddy bear with them into the stadium. The evening is dedicated to “Kick Childhood Cancer” and if RSL scores in the first half fans are encouraged to throw teddy bears onto the pitch. If RSL does not score in the opening half, fans will be encouraged to throw the teddy bears onto the pitch at the half-time whistle.

The teddy bears will then be donated to local charities fighting to end childhood cancer.

If the club is fined for its stunt by the league, the ownership group has vowed to match the fine with a donation towards 5 For The Fight charity.

As it currently stands, RSL only has seven league fixtures remaining. Of those seven, two will be played against Eastern Conference teams and the remaining five Western Conference fixtures will occur against teams either above them in the standings or right below them.

Essentially, every game moving forward against a Western Conference opponent will likely act as a playoff game.

It all starts on Wednesday evening when Minnesota United is welcomed to Rio Tinto Stadium. Minnesota currently sits five points clear of Real Salt Lake in the third position in the West. A win against The Loons will greatly aid RSL in their quest to solidify a home playoff fixture.

The RSL match can be streamed on KSLSports.com, the KSL Sports and the KSL TV app.

  • Real Salt Lake Scoreboard

  • Real Salt Lake Team Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

Real Salt Lake

Sergio Cordova - RSL vs. Portland Timbers - Preseason...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Playoff Bound With Win Versus Portland

The 2022 season for Real Salt Lake will come down to the final game of the year when they host Portland Timbers on Decision Day. 
13 hours ago
Pablo-Mastroeni-Real-Salt-Lake...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Splits Points With Galaxy, Playoff Hopes Remain

Real Salt Lake settled for a draw against Los Angeles Galaxy in California despite being outplayed in all areas of the pitch.
3 days ago
Sergio Cordova - RSL vs. Colorado...
Kyle Ireland

Sergio Córdova’s Header Gives RSL Lead Over LA Galaxy

A header by Sergio Córdova gave Real Salt Lake a first half lead in a critical road contest against the LA Galaxy.
3 days ago
Justen-Glad-Chicharito...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Visits City Of Angels With Clear Objective

Real Salt Lake travels to LA for a date with the Galaxy this Saturday evening with a win the only acceptable result in the final road game.
4 days ago
Pablo-Mastroeni-Real-Salt-Lake...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Starts Playoff Campaign Earlier Than Expected

With just two games remaining in the regular season Real Salt Lake can still control its own destiny and qualify for the postseason. 
5 days ago
Jefferson-Savarino-Venezuala-National-Team...
Tom Hackett

Real Salt Lake Forward Jefferson Savarino Opens Scoring For Venezuela

Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino scored the opening goal of the match in Venezuala's dominating 4-0 win against the UAE.
7 days ago
Sergio Cordova Taps In Goal Early In Match Against Minnesota