MLS is Back Tournament - Jul 17 - RSLvsMIN

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group D, Matchday 10
Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Fri., July 17 – 10:30 PM ET


TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN in Canada


STREAMING: ESPN App in USA; TSN App in Canada


Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United are both looking to book a berth in the knockout stage when the co-leaders in Group D square off Friday night.


RSL opened the MLS is Back Tournament with a 2-0 win over Rocky Mountain rivals Colorado Rapids. Albert Rusnak opened his 2020 account in the 27th minute, cleaning up the scraps from Douglas Martinez's cross that was parried away. Rusnak had a golden chance for a brace, but his penalty kick, and Nick Besler's rebound, were both saved by Clint Irwin. However, Damir Kreilach would not miss with a long-range effort in the 76th minute.


Minnesota United, meanwhile, left things late in a come-from-behind win over 10-man Sporting Kansas City. After falling behind in the 43rd minute on a goal by Khiry Shelton, the tide turned the Loons way when goalkeeper Tim Melia was sent off for DOGSO in the 74th minute. An own goal by Shelton leveled the score, setting the stage for Kevin Molino's stoppage-time heroics.



Minnesota United were one of the top stories of the early portion of the regular season with impressive high-scoring road wins over the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes. Under new permanent coach Freddy Juarez, Real Salt Lake played to a pair of draws — 0-0 at Orlando City SC and rallying to tie the Red Bulls in their home opener in Week 2.


Real Salt Lake

Preview: Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United | MLS is Back Tournament, Group D - Project Starting XI

Updated team roster

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Christopher Garcia (M) - undisclosed
    • OUT: David Ochoa (GK) - right thumb injury
    • UNAVAILABLE: Nedum Onuoha (D)
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None


Minnesota United

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Preview: Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United | MLS is Back Tournament, Group D - Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Ike Opara (D) - undisclosed
  • Suspended: Brent Kallman (D)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None


Series Matchup


  • Real Salt Lake: 1 win, 8 goals
  • Minnesota United: 3 wins, 12 goals
  • 2 draws


Officials


  • Referee: Alex Chilowicz
  • Assistant Referees: Felisha Mariscal, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Guido Gonzales Jr.
  • VAR: Rosendo Mendoza

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