Sergio Cordova Taps In Goal Early In Match Against Minnesota
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.
MAKIN IT RAIN TEDDY BEARS 💛 pic.twitter.com/eed6ZdxYx8
— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) September 1, 2022
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.
Sergio Córdova opens the scoring in the 7th minute to give the hosts the 1-0 lead.
Fans threw teddy bears onto the pitch in celebration. The club is recognizing “Kick Childhood Cancer” night. All teddy bears will be distributed to local charities who fight the cause. #RSL pic.twitter.com/f9ymIMV3wp
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) September 1, 2022
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.
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