HERRIMAN, Utah (Friday, July 23, 2021) – Real Salt Lake will welcome Rocky Mountain Cup rival Colorado Rapids to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. MT. The match will be broadcast live on KMYU and can be accessed locally via live stream on the KSL TV app. ESPN700 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.
Additionally, there will be a firework show following the conclusion of the match.
Tickets for the match are available at RSL.com or by calling 844-REAL-TIX.**
Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids**
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
Saturday, July 24, 2021; 8:00 p.m. MT **_
Game Notes for Saturday’s RSL vs. COL game Available Online_**
Those seeking the Adobe PDF version of the Game Guide in advance of Saturday’s contest between Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids 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 4-4-5, (17 points, 8th in West); Colorado Rapids (7-3-3, 24 points, 4th in West)*
Head-to-Head:* Real Salt Lake has a 23-14-11 record against Colorado Rapids through 48 regular-season games, the most against any team in the league, with a 15-4-6 record at home.*
Stories to Watch:**
Welcome to the Club
Last Wednesday against LA Galaxy midfielder Damir Kreialch appeared in his 99th regular-season match for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer. Should he take the pitch against Colorado Rapids he will become the 18th RSL player to earn his 100th appearance with the club. Kreilach joins Justen Glad and Albert Rusnak as the only current rostered players to make 100 appearances in a Real Salt Lake jersey. Several other players have eclipsed 100 matches, however they were spread out across several different clubs. _
It Their Time_
Real Salt Lake’s Jonathan Menendez had his first training session with the team last week and was included on the gameday roster for Wednesday’s match against LA Galaxy, but did not appear. The team will round out a series of three matches in eight days when it faces the Rapids, so fans may see Menendez make his club and league debut at home in Rio Tinto Stadium. Defender Toni Datkovic who has been with the team for over a week has also yet to make his first appearance for the club. He was a part of the gameday roster against LAFC, but missed the Galaxy game due to injury prevention. _
Through 11 matches played, defender Aaron Herrera has recorded six assists, more than any other defender in the league and is tied for the second-most in all of Major League Soccer. In his three seasons prior, Herrera has only assisted five goals in a combined 68 matches. **
Connections:** Real Salt Lake Assistant Coach Pablo Mastroeni formerly played and coached for Colorado Rapids and earlier this month his former club retired his number, making him the first individual to receive the honor for the Rapids. As a player he led the team to the 2010 MLS Cup and appeared in more than 200 matches. As a coach he led the team to its best regular-season record in 2016, finishing the year second in voting for the MLS Coach of the Year award.