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Jefferson Savarino Scores To Regain Two-Goal Lead Over New York

Jul 15, 2023, 9:27 PM | Updated: Jul 17, 2023, 10:32 am

SALT LAKE CITY – Exactly one minute after the Red Bulls scored their first goal of the match, Jefferson Savarino answered.

The goal was Savarino’s sixth of the season.

New York’s Frankie Amaya scored the Red Bulls’ first goal of the night in the 80th minute.

In the 81st minute, Bryan Oviedo found Savarino with a scoring opportunity from outside the box and the shot found the bottom right corner.

RELATED: Diego Luna Scores Brace Against New York, Doubles Real Salt Lake Lead

Savarino assisted on Luna’s first goal earlier in the match.

RSL Aims To Continue Undefeated Streak Against New York

RSL hasn’t lost a Major League Soccer game in over a month. The club’s last loss in MLS play came against the LA Galaxy on May 31.

The undefeated streak allowed the club to jump all the way into the West’s four-seed.

The Red Bulls sit in the Eastern Conference’s 11-seed with a record of 6-8-8.

If Seattle and LAFC lose, Real Salt Lake could jump all the way into the second spot in the West.

A win against New York would make RSL’s home record 4-4-4. With home struggles a big topic of discussion for the club this year, getting out of the negative could provide some momentum for the home side.

New York has the third-least goals scored in the MLS this season. However, they make up for it on defense with the third-least goals allowed.

Real Salt Lake and the Red Bulls haven’t faced off in MLS play in over three years. Their last match was a 1-1 draw on March 7, 2020.

Newly acquired Nelson Palacio will make his home debut on Saturday.

RELATED: Real Salt Lake Sign Colombian International Nelson Palacio

How To Watch Real Salt Lake

All Major League Soccer games are broadcasted on Apple TV with MLS Season Pass.

All Real Salt Lake English-language radio coverage for the 2023 season and beyond will be carried on various KSL radio signals. KSL Sports Zone (97.5 FM/1280 AM) and KSL Newsradio (102.7 FM / 1160 AM) are both stations under the Bonneville International umbrella.

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Chandler Holt is a Digital Sports Producer for KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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Jefferson Savarino Scores To Regain Two-Goal Lead Over New York