Real Salt Lake Faces Sporting Kansas City on Saturday
SANDY, Utah - - Real Salt Lake is set to travel to Western Conference rival Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, August 10 at 6:30p MT from Children's Mercy Park. Saturday's match can be seen live locally on KMYU and the KSL TV app and will be carried on the radio on ESPN700.
RSL enters Saturday's bout on the back of its first come-from-behind victory of the 2019 season as it topped Eastern Conference foe New York City FC 3-1 last Saturday. FW Jefferson Savarino and MFs Nick Besler and Albert Rusnák all scored in the victory. For their contributions to RSL's win over NYCFC, Besler and Savarino each earned spots on the MLS Team of the Week for Week 22 and Rusnák earned Goal of the Week honors.
Assistant Coach Freddy Juarez will once again lead the team against Sporting while Head Coach Mike Petke serves the third match of his three-match suspension stemming from the club's Leagues Cup match on July 24.
Entering Saturday's match in Sandy, RSL holds the all-time series lead over Sporting with a 12-9-8 (44 points) record. The two sides have met on one occasion this season, a 2-0 victory for RSL behind a brace from FW Sam Johnson. Last Sunday, Sporting Kansas City topped the Seattle Sounders 3-2 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle to snap a two-match losing skid.
How to Follow Real Salt Lake @ Sporting Kansas City - Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Coverage Begins: 6:30 p.m. MT
- Local TV: KMYU w/ David James (play-by-play), Brian Dunseth (color) & Samantha Yarock (sideline)
- Digital Streaming: KSL TV app
- English Radio: ESPN700 with Bill Riley (play-by-play) & Jay Nolly (color)
- Spanish Radio: N/A
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