Brayan Vera, Jefferson Savarino Lead Late RSL Comeback Attempt

Oct 7, 2023, 9:35 PM | Updated: 9:43 pm

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Real Salt Lake defender Brayan Vera (4) prepares to kick the ball during a MLS match between Real Salt Lake and the Seattle Sounders at America First Field in Sandy on April 29, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

(Photo courtesy of Ryan Sun, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – Trailing 3-0 in the 81st minute, Brayan Vera found the back of the net to put RSL on the board.

In the 89th minute, Jefferson Savarino sent a shot past the SKC goalie to make it a one-score game.

The goal was Vera’s third of the season and Savarino’s seventh.

Vera’s goal came in highlight fashion. He loaded up from outside the box and found the top left corner.

Real Salt Lake had dealt with controversy from the kickoff.

Justen Glad was shown a red card in the third minute, forcing RSL to play at a disadvantage for practically the entire game.

Chicho Arango went down with an injury and only played for the first 23 minutes.

Following Vera’s goal, America First Field was noticeably more engaged as a late comeback appeared to be slightly more possible.

RSL Hosts SKC In Final Regular Season Home Game

Real Salt Lake and Sporting KC will face off on Saturday in RSL’s final home game of the 2023 regular season.

Kansas City looks to win out and get into the playoffs while RSL attempts to secure its spot at the top of the West.

RSL and Kansas City have played twice in 2023. Both games ended in 2-2 draws.

They last played on July 12. After trailing 2-0 at halftime, Danny Musovski and Anderson Julio each found the back of the net for RSL to force a draw at America First Field.

They also played to a draw in a Club Friendlies match on February 8.

RELATED: Real Salt Lake Pulls Off Comeback, Forces Draw With Sporting KC

Real Salt Lake comes in after debatably the win of the season over LAFC in Hollywood on Sunday.

The win propelled them ahead of LAFC and into the second seed in the West.

With a record of 10-14-8, Kansas City sits in the 10th seed. They hope to put together a late push to sneak into the playoffs.

RELATED: Late Arango Goal Gives Real Salt Lake Important Win Over LAFC

Real Salt Lake travels to Los Angeles for a game against the Galaxy on October 14. They conclude their season against the Colorado Rapids on October 21.

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 co-host for the Jazz Notes podcast and a Digital Sports Producer for, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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