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RSL F Jefferson Savarino Slips Ball Past Minnesota Keeper

Aug 31, 2022, 8:08 PM
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RSL forward Jefferson Savarino takes a kick.

SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake forward Jefferson Savarino was able to sneak the ball past the Minnesota United keeper to give RSL a 2-0 lead in the first half.

In the 23rd minute, Aaron Herrera played a beautiful ball into the box where Jefferson Savarino stretched out his left foot, barely hitting it into the back of the net. It’s the sixth goal of the season for Savarino.

Sergio Cordova scored his eighth goal of the year in the seventh minute as teddy bears flew 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.

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