Tale of the Tape: D.C. United vs Real Salt Lake
In boxing, the tale of the tape is the pre-fight measurement between the two combatants. In 2013, we'll tell the tale of the tape between D.C. United and its foe of the week.
Not in Our House
Real Salt Lake has never beaten United in RFK Stadium, going 0-4-3 since coming into the League in 2005.
United’s Sweet Spot
D.C. United scored 25 of its 53 goals (47%) between the 46th and 75th minute (15 between the 61st and 75th minute marks) in 2012, precisely the time when Real Salt Lake gave up the most (12).
Real Salt Lake scored most of its goals in the last 15 minutes of its matches in 2012, seeing 13 of its 46 (28%) goals on the season come between the 75th and 90th minutes, a time when United defends well, only allowing six goals of the 43 (13%) it allowed in 2012.
United at Home
United managed a League second-best home record, going 12-1-4 in RFK during the 2012 season, reeling off a 16 game unbeaten (12-0-4) streak that is carrying over from last season. Real Salt Lake had a modest 6-7-4 record away from Salt Lake City.
Home Field Advantage
D.C. United had a League second-best Home Goal-Scoring record, netting 37 of its 53 (70%) goals at home and culminated a .218 goals average in RFK Stadium.