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REAL SALT LAKE vs. NEW YORK RED BULLS
RIO TINTO STADIUM, Sandy, Utah
June 22, 2016 (WEEK 16, MLS Game #151)
10 pm ET (MLS LIVE, MSG, KMYU)

A pair of clubs finely poised in their respective conferences after the opening half of the season meet for the only time this season when Real Salt Lake entertain the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday evening at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real returned home off of a five-game road swing when they went 2-3-0 last weekend, reaching a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers. The Red Bulls have won their last four games by shutout – outscoring the opposition 13-0 – after their 2-0 win against Seattle Sounders FC at Red Bull Arena last Sunday evening.


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  • Real played their first home game in league play since April 30 over the weekend, reaching a 2-2 draw with the Portland Timbers at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real are still undefeated at home for the season, the draw coming after victories in each of their first four league games in Sandy.
  • The Red Bulls recorded a fourth consecutive victory – all by shutout – in their 2-0 win against Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday evening at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls have not allowed a goal in 407 minutes, the third-longest shutout streak in club history.
  • The Red Bulls have a three-game undefeated streak alive in the series, having won the last two meetings at Red Bull Arena, including a 1-0 win last June 24 in the only meeting between the teams.
  • The Red Bulls have never won in league play at Salt Lake. Real have won four of the nine regular season meetings all-time in Utah, with five draws. But the Red Bulls did claim the Western Conference Championship in 2008, a 1-0 victory in Sandy.


REFEREE: Fotis Bazakos. AR1 (bench): Mike Rottersman; AR2 (opposite): Cameron Blanchard; 4th: Allen Chapman
MLS Career: 54 games; FC/gm: 26.6; Y/gm: 3.8; R: 12; pens: 18


SUSPENDED: none
WARNINGS:
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: RSL: Tony Beltran
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: RSL: Kyle Beckerman, Sunday Stephen … NYR: Mike Grella, Ronald Zubar, Aurelien Collin
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: RSL: Kyle Beckerman (USA; Copa America)


HEAD-TO-HEAD
ALL-TIME (18 meetings): Real 5 wins, 25 goals … Red Bulls 5 wins, 26 goals … Ties 8
AT SALT LAKE (9 meetings): Real 4 wins, 16 goals … Red Bulls 0 wins, 8 goals … Ties 5


LAST YEAR (MLS):
6/24: NYR 1, RSL 0 (Grella 4)


  • This is the only league meeting between the teams this season.
  • The Red Bulls have a three-game undefeated streak alive in the series, having won the last two meetings at Red Bull Arena, including a 1-0 win last June 24 in the only meeting between the teams.
  • The Red Bulls have never won in league play at Salt Lake. Real have won four of the nine regular season meetings all-time in Utah, with five draws. But the Red Bulls did claim the Western Conference Championship in 2008, a 1-0 victory in Sandy.
  • Coaches record: Jeff Cassar vs. NYR: P2 W0 L1 D1 … Jesse Marsch vs. RSL: P2 W1 L1 D0


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