Real Salt Lake Returns Home to Face Minnesota United

HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, May 28, 2021) – Real Salt Lake returns home to Rio Tinto Stadium to face Minnesota United on Saturday, May 29 in the second of two matches between the Western Conference foes this season. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. MT.

The match will be broadcast live on KUTV and can be accessed locally 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.   

Tickets for the match are available at RSL.com or by calling 844-REAL-TIX.

Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United FC

Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah

Saturday, May 29, 2021; 7:30 p.m. MT  

Game Notes for Saturday’s RSL vs. MIN game Available Online

Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United can be found here. Media members looking to receive the document as an attachment or have further questions are asked to please contact Taran Meyer in the RSL Communications Department via email at [email protected]  

Records: Real Salt Lake 2-1-2, (8 points, 8th in West); Minnesota United (2-4-0, 6 points, 12th in West)

Head-to-Head: Real Salt Lake enters Saturday’s match with a 2-4-4 all-time record against Minnesota, most recently defeating the Loons 2-1 in the 2021 season opener, with Anderson Julio securing a brace in his club debut.

Stories to Watch:

Here He Goes Again

Rubio Rubin scored his team-leading fourth goal this past weekend against FC Dallas and is now tied for the third-most in the league. The last time he played against Minnesota the forward contributed two assists on the team’s way to victory. He is currently averaging a goal every 102 minutes. 

New Squad, Who This?

Since the last meeting on April 24, Minnesota has added four players to the ranks including midfielders Franco Fragapane from Argentina, Adrien Hunou from France and Homegrown Aziel Jackson. During the offseason they also added Argentine striker Ramon Abila who did not play against RSL last time around. 

We’ll See You Soon

RSL will be without goalkeeper David Ochoa who was named to the U.S. National Team for its upcoming run of games, including a friendly against Switzerland, the Nations League and a friendly against Costa Rica at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 9. Ochoa earned his first win as a starting goalkeeper the last time RSL faced Minnesota, and this past weekend against FC Dallas recorded a career-high eight saves. Andrew Putna, who has played in 22 matches for RSL, and Zac MacMath, who has played in seven matches, will be available to play between the pipes.

Connections: During Rubio Rubin’s first season with FC Utrecht in the Netherlands a young forward Juan Agudelo was sent on loan from Stoke City, the two combined for six goals and nine assists. At the collegiate level Herrera overlapped for two years with forward Niko Hansen at the University of New Mexico and in their final year together they helped the team earn its fourth Conference USA Tournament championship.