REAL SALT LAKE

Real Salt Lake Boasts Third Best Home Record In League

Sep 6, 2022, 12:45 PM

Jefferson Savarino - Real Salt Lake - FC Dallas...

Jefferson Savarino plays a pass against FC Dallas on July 23rd at Rio Tinto Stadium. Photo courtesy: Laura Dearden of Real Salt Lake.

SALT LAKE CITY – The importance of hosting a playoff game cannot be underestimated for Real Salt Lake given their impressive record at Rio Tinto Stadium.

RSL boasts the third-best home record in the entire league only behind conference leaders LAFC and Philadelphia Union. Through 14 games, RSL has managed 8 wins, 2 losses, and 4 draws at home, 8 of the 11 wins in 2022 have come at Rio Tinto Stadium. While 7 of the 9 losses have occurred on the road.

Real Salt Lake Must Win At Home Down Stretch

For Major League Soccer junkies, those numbers may not be overly surprising. Winning soccer games away from home in this league has never been easy, rather, fighting for a point on the road is only marginally easier than trying to pick up three.

Only five games remain for Real Salt Lake in the regular season. Currently, they find themselves in the sixth position, three points from being outside of the playoff line and four points from the third position.

Naturally, the race for a playoff position will likely conclude on the final day of the regular season when RSL hosts Portland Timbers on October 9. Last year RSL waited until the final kick of the season when Damir Kreilach scored a go-ahead goal against Sporting Kansas City to book a ticket to the playoffs.

The remaining five games all pose various concerns. Of the five games, three will be played at home and two on the road. The home games include D.C. United, Cincinnati, and Portland Timbers while RSL will travel on the road for fixtures against Austin and L.A. Galaxy.

D.C. United and Cincinnati are both members of the Eastern Conference which adds to the intrigue. D.C. United is sitting firmly on the bottom, six points shy of 13th placed Chicago Fire, while Cincinnati is fighting for a playoff positing.

With how dominant RSL has proven to be at home, the importance of hosting a home playoff game cannot be underestimated. It is pivotal if RSL hopes to lift silverware in 2022.

Last year RSL managed to advance to the Western Conference Final despite not playing a home playoff game, but during the conference final, RSL was outplayed and outmatched against a more comfortable Portland Timbers team playing its second home playoff game.

Next Real Salt Lake Match

Following a week that included three games in eight days, Real Salt Lake will now recover and will return home in six days’ time for an encounter with D.C. United.

The match will be available to stream for free via the KSL Sports and KSL 5 TV apps or on KSL Sports dot com.

 

  • Real Salt Lake Leaders

  • Real Salt Lake Standings

Real Salt Lake

Zac-MacMath-Real-Salt-Lake-FC-Dallas...

Kyle Ireland

Real Salt Lake Scores Three Unanswered Goals To Salvage Point Against FC Dallas

Real Salt Lake scored three unanswered goals late in the second half to salvage a point after a mistake-filler performance against FC Dallas.

2 days ago

Real-Salt-Lake-MLS...

Kyle Ireland

Real Salt Lake’s Anderson Julio Rockets Ball Into Net For Goal Against Dallas

Real Salt Lake forward Anderson Julio gave his club life with a goal in the second half against FC Dallas.

2 days ago

Diego-Luna-Real-Salt-Lake-MLS...

Kyle Ireland

Diego Luna Pulls One Back For Real Salt Lake Against FC Dallas

Diego Luna pulled one back for Real Salt Lake after the club fell into a hole against FC Dallas early in the second half.

2 days ago

Chicho-Arango-Real-Salt-Lake...

Chandler Holt

RSL Looks To Keep MLS Unbeaten Streak Alive Against FC Dallas

RSL hasn't lost in its last ten MLS games and the club looks to keep that streak going against FC Dallas in Toyota Stadium on Saturday.

4 days ago

Chicho-Arango-Real-Salt-Lake...

Chandler Holt

Real Salt Lake Stuns Colorado Rapids With Late Push

Real Salt Lake looked dead in the water at multiple points in the match against the Colorado Rapids but still came out on top.

9 days ago

Andres Gomez RSL Real Salt Lake Seattle Sounders Colorado Rapids...

Chandler Holt

Real Salt Lake Takes Late Lead Over Colorado With Two Quick Goals

RSL spent nearly 30 minutes looking for an equalizer against the Colorado Rapids. They ended up getting more than what they asked for.

9 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Follow @kslsports...

KSL Give-A-Thon

The KSL Sports Zone, KSL 5 TV, FM100.3, 103.5 The Arrow, and KSL NewsRadio have teamed up to raise money for the kids being served by Primary Children’s Care!

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Real Salt Lake Boasts Third Best Home Record In League