SANDY, UTAH. -- El Real Salt Lake y D.C. United empataron 1-1 con goles de penalti en partido disputado en el estadio Río Tinto con una agradable noche de final de primavera ante tres cuartos de entrada (16,841).
Dos penaltis rigurosos transformados por Fabián Espíndola y Charlie Davies, en los finales de cada periodo, propiciaron un reparto de puntos. El resultado deja al Real en el quinto lugar de la Conferencia del Oeste con 22 puntos. El United llegó a 17 y se ubica en la misma posición en la Conferencia del Este.
D.C. UNITED HEAD COACH BEN OLSEN
Thoughts on the match:
“I thought that on the day [Real Salt Lake] were probably a better soccer team than we were, but we found a way. It’s a tough place to come and sneak out a result.”
On the game’s two goals being scored via penalties:
“We hit two posts, but we couldn’t get it that way so I guess we went the penalty route to get the tie. I think you can argue on both whether they were PK’s, but in the end they evened out.”
Real Salt Lake return home following a two-game Eastern swing to take on D.C. United, Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium. United haven't won in five seasons in Utah, since winning there in Real's inaugural season. RSL took one point on their travels after a 1-1 draw in Philadelphia last time out. United saw a five-game unbeaten run come to an end in a 4-2 home loss to the San Jose Earthquakes.
With team meetings complete and last-minute preparations in place, the Black-and-Red are set for tonight's match against Real Salt Lake (9:00 p.m. ET). In preparation for the match, we begin the media round-up with
Craig Stouffer’s article in the Washington Examiner about Andy Najar’s set
Feliz por haber conseguido su primer gol de la temporada, el mediocampista Andy Najar se está afianzando en el equipo de Olsen y se prepara para el duelo ante Real Salt Lake.
The US national team is preparing to square off against Jamaica for the 17th time on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Gold Cup, and if history has any say, the Yanks should be just fine.
The USMNT is undefeated all-time against the Reggae Boyz, boasting an impressive 9-0-8 record. But while history may be on their side, this is certainly not the same Jamaica team Americans have traditionally tamed.