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Chicho Arango Opens Scoring For Real Salt Lake From Midfield

Jun 1, 2024, 8:16 PM | Updated: 9:01 pm

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(Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake)

(Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake)

SALT LAKE CITY – Chicho Arango opened scoring against Austin FC with one of Real Salt Lake’s best goals of the season so far.

With Austin goalkeeper Brad Stuver cheating up, Arango let it fly from midfield and perfectly dropped it over his head.

The score gave Arango 14 goals on the season which is good for first in the MLS.

The goal also ended his longest scoreless streak of the season which was only at two games.

Arango went two games without scoring one other time this season. He ended that streak with a hat trick against St. Louis on March 30.

RELATED: Chicho Arango Posts Hat Trick, Lifts Real Salt Lake To Victory Over St. Louis

Riding on the momentum Arango’s goal brought, Real extended its lead in the 24th minute with a goal from Anderson Julio.

Unbeaten Streak, Top Rank At Stake As RSL Hosts Austin

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.

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.

Before the game in Seattle, RSL sat four points ahead of Minnesota in second. Since then, Minnesota was jumped by both Los Angeles clubs.

The Utah-based club 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.

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 KSLSports.com, specializing in all things basketball and football. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerHoltKSL or on Threads @chandlerho1t.

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