June 23, 2021 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Real Salt Lake News Release
HERRIMAN, Utah – Real Salt Lake takes to the road for a midweek matchup with Major League Soccer’s first-place Seattle Sounders FC at Lumen Field on Wednesday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. MT.
The match will be broadcast locally on KMYU and via stream on the KSL TV app. ESPN 700 will carry the English radio broadcast and Spanish-speaking fans can tune in on KBMG Latino 106.3, La Gran D 102.3 and KTUB 1600.
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Lumen Field; Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, June 23, 2021; 8:00 p.m. MT
Records: Real Salt Lake 3-1-3, (12 points, 6th in West); Seattle Sounders (6-0-3, 21 points, 1st in West)
Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake has a 12-11-5 record against the Sounders with a 3-10-2 record on the road. The last time the two sides faced one another Seattle took the 2-1 win at Lumen Field, prior to that they two drew 2-2 at Rio Tinto Stadium.
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After this weekend’s series of matches, Sounders FC remained the only undefeated team in Major League Soccer with a 6-0-3 record.
Its leading scorer, Raul Ruidiaz, is tied with Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez from the LA Galaxy for the most goals thus far this season, having each netted seven. On the other end of the field the Sounders have been utilizing backup goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland after longtime stalwart Stefan Frei went down with an injury earlier this season.
Kreilach Kid Strikes Again
Last weekend RSL’s Damir Krielach netted his third brace of his MLS career, earning himself a spot on the MLS Team of the Week and a nomination for MLS Player of the Week. His five goals are tied for the third-most in the league. Combined with his three assists the Croatian is contributing to a goal every 78 minutes. Kreilach is now tied for fifth all-time in club history across all competitions with 35 goals.
Magic in the Midfield
Midfielder Everton Luiz made his return to the pitch after a nearly two-month absence due to injury, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minute. Real Salt Lake has recorded four goals in the 80 minutes that Everton has played this season, meaning the team has scored a third of their goals when the Brazilian midfielder is on the field.
Connections: Seattle Sounders FC midfielder and Washington native Kelyn Rowe appeared in four matches for Real Salt Lake during the 2019 season. Additionally, Seattle General Manager Garth Lagerwey and Technical Director Craig Waibel both previously served as General Manager for Real Salt Lake, while RSL Technical Director Kurt Schmid was previously an Assistant Coach and Scout for Seattle.
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