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Anderson Julio Responds To Kansas City Equalizer With Chip Goal

Jun 19, 2024, 7:36 PM

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(Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake)

(Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – After a Kansas City equalizer took some wind out of Real Salt Lake’s sails, Anderson Julio stepped up to give the road club another first-half lead.

Andres Gomez opened up scoring in Children’s Mercy Park and Sporting KC answered in the 28th minute.

It took just five minutes for RSL to clap back.

Diego Luna set up Julio with a beautiful long pass and he chipped it over SKC goalkeeper Tim Melia to make it 2-1.

The goal was Julio’s sixth of the season.

Sporting KC made a couple of good efforts at a second equalizer before the half.

RSL ultimately held strong and took the one-goal lead into the break.

RSL Looks To Set New Franchise Mark Against Sporting KC

Real Salt Lake hopes to set a new franchise record by defeating or drawing against Sporting Kansas City in a midweek battle.

It will be the second meeting of the season of the season between the two clubs. A month and a half ago, Real Salt Lake beat Sporting KC, 1-0, at America First Field in Sandy, Utah.

RSL earned three points over the rival team from Kansas City thanks to an 81st-minute goal by Chicho Arango.

RELATED: Chicho Arango Lifts Real Salt Lake To Victory Over Sporting Kansas City

Since defeating SKC, RSL has won three matches, posted four draws, and lost zero games. The seven contests in between meetings pushed Real Salt Lake’s unbeaten streak to 14 matches, which tied a franchise record. A win or draw against SKC on June 19 would set a new mark for the club that was established in 2004 and began play a year later.

Since the 1-0 result vs. Real Salt Lake, Sporting Kansas City has posted a 1-6-0 record in MLS play. The club’s only win during the stretch was a 2-1 victory over Seattle on June 8.

SKC will welcome RSL after suffering a 4-2 loss to the LA Galaxy on June 15. On the same day, RSL played CF Montréal to a scoreless draw.

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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