Real Salt Lake Advances To Round Of 32 In Leagues Cup

Jul 31, 2023, 11:00 AM | Updated: 5:00 pm

SALT LAKE CITYReal Salt Lake advanced to the Round of 32 of the 2023 Leagues Cup tournament following group stage matches against Seattle and Monterrey.

Real Salt Lake advances in Leagues Cup

Next up for Utah’s Major League Soccer club is a meeting with Liga MX’s Club Le贸n.

Club Le贸n is based in Le贸n, Guanajuato, Mexico.

RSL will host Le贸n at America First Field on Thursday, August 3. Kickoff time is set for 8:30 p.m. (MDT).

RSL & Le贸n in Leagues Cup

Real Salt Lake and Le贸n advanced to the Round of 32 after their first two matches of the tournament.

Le贸n began Leagues Cup play against the Vancouver Whitecaps. After the clubs were tied, 2-2, Le贸n was victorious in penalty kicks, 16-15. After escaping Canada with the result, Le贸n played the LA Galaxy and came away with a 1-0 win.

RELATED: Real Salt Lake Drops To CF Monterrey In Leagues Cup

RSL opened the tournament with a decisive 3-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC. Following the win over Seattle, Real Salt Lake suffered its first loss in nearly two months with a 3-0 defeat from Monterrey.

RSL’s recent run of play

Prior to the loss to Monterrey, Real Salt Lake was on an 11-match unbeaten streak. The club hasn鈥檛 dropped a result since falling 3-2 to the LA Galaxy on May 31. Real Salt Lake avenged the loss with a 3-2 win over the Galaxy on June 7.

During the nearly two-month streak, RSL recorded eight victories and three draws. Before falling to Monterrey, Real Salt Lake outscored its opponents by a total of 25-10 in June and July.

RSL owns a 10-7-7 record in MLS play and sits in third place in the Western Conference standings with 37 points this season. 37 points is tied for the sixth-most in all of MLS in 2023.

RELATED: Real Salt Lake Begins Leagues Cup With Victory Over Rival Seattle Sounders

Real Salt Lake鈥檚 match against Le贸n will be broadcast via MLS Season Pass聽on聽Apple TV+聽and聽KSL Sports Zone.

Kyle Ireland聽is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for He鈥檚 also co-host of the聽Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).

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Real Salt Lake Advances To Round Of 32 In Leagues Cup