Real Salt Lake Hits Road To Face Austin FC For Second Time This Season
Jun 3, 2023, 5:41 PM | Updated: 5:46 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake will pack its bags and head to Q2 Stadium for an MLS regular season matchup with Austin FC on Saturday.
RSL and Austin last met on March 11. Austin pulled out a 2-1 win on the road.
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Justen Glad scored the only goal for RSL against Austin. It was his third of the season through the first three games.
2 goals in 3 matches
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 12, 2023
Real Salt Lake comes into this game just days after a heartbreaking loss to the LA Galaxy on Wednesday.
LA Galaxy entered the game with the least points in the entire MLS. They also hadn’t scored a goal on the road since March 4.
After the LA loss, head coach Pablo Mastroeni explained that there were bright spots for RSL but plays in front of the goal and plays in transition really hurt the clubs chances.
“Transition moments for us were critical today,” Mastroeni said. “I thought for the most part we did a great job. We’re talking about details. I thought we controlled the game—the way we wanted to get after it. We just weren’t clinical in front of the goal today.”
LA scored three goals against Real Salt Lake en route to a 3-2 win at America First Field.
— Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) June 1, 2023
RSL created numerous scoring opportunities but struggled to ultimately turn it into a goal. A common trend in the season.
Austin’s last game was a 2-1 win over Minnesota United FC. They currently hold the West’s three-seed with a record of 5-6-4.
Real Salt Lake sits in the 12th seed, trailing Austin by three points.
A string of wins could propel RSL into the playoff picture as the MLS season heads into its second half.
Matchday 17 kicks off tomorrow 🍿
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 2, 2023
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