Unbeaten Streak, Top Rank At Stake As Real Salt Lake Hosts Austin FC

May 31, 2024, 3:26 PM


RSL forward Chicho Arango vs. St. Louis CITY SC on March 30, 2024 (Courtesy of Real Salt Lake)

(Courtesy of Real Salt Lake)

SALT LAKE CITY – After back-to-back comebacks, Real Salt Lake aims to avoid another scare as they host Austin FC on Saturday.

RSL forced late draws against Seattle and Dallas to extend the club’s MLS unbeaten streak to 12 games.

RSL Likely Needs Win Over Austin FC To Stay In West’s Top Rank

Real currently holds the top spot in the West with a record of 8-2-6.

Austin sits in fifth with a record of 6-5-5.

Prior to the game in Seattle where Real Salt Lake stole a point on the road, they sat four points ahead of Minnesota in second. Since then, Minnesota was jumped by both Los Angeles clubs. RSL now leads LAFC by three points and the Galaxy by just two points.

Luckily for Real, a few things point toward the upcoming matchup being in their favor.

In seven games at America First Field this season, RSL has been dominant. The riot has done its job for Real as the club has cruised to a 5-1-1 record at home.

Meanwhile, Austin has struggled in road games this year at 1-3-3.

However, the season series from 2023 sends a different message.

RSL and Austin split the two games they played last year with each club securing a 2-1 win on the road.

Real will look at Chicho Arango to be a difference-maker for the one-game home stand. Arango has 13 goals so far this season which is more than Austin’s top three goal-scorers combined.

Real Salt Lake currently has the best goal difference in the West and the second-best goal difference in the league, only trailing Miami.

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 2024 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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