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Anderson Julio Records First-Half Brace Against Austin FC

Jun 1, 2024, 8:38 PM

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SALT LAKE CITY – After Chicho Arango scored one of the best goals of the season for RSL, Anderson Julio got in on the fun.

Julio scored twice in eight minutes to put Real Salt Lake up three goals over Austin FC.

Off of a great through pass from Braian Ojeda, Julio snuck a shot past Austin goalkeeper Brad Stuver into the right side of the net.

His first goal doubled Real Salt Lake’s lead in the 24th minute. It wasn’t even ten minutes later when Julio would do it again.

Julio’s second goal could be described as a team goal.

It started with a steal from Ojeda. Andres Gomez then found Chicho Arango trailing the play. Arango got the ball back to Gomez on the right side and Gomez gave Julio a tap-in with an excellent cross.

The two goals increased Julio’s season total to five.

He broke a tie with Diego Luna for the club’s third-leading scorer and is now in sole possession of that title.

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

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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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Anderson Julio Records First-Half Brace Against Austin FC