Leagues Cup - 2019 - RSLvTIG

Real Salt Lake vs. Tigres UANL | 2019 Leagues Cup Match Preview

2019 Leagues Cup - Quarterfinals
Real Salt Lake vs. Tigres UANL
Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy
July 24 - 10:30 PM ET


In a rematch of a 2015-16 Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal clash – Tigres UANL won, 3-1, on aggregate – Real Salt Lake host the reigning Liga MX champions in the inaugural Leagues Cup quarterfinals Wednesday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

With a 7-2-1 mark at the RioT this season, Real Salt Lake are coming off a 1-1 draw against Minnesota United FC in Sandy this past Saturday. After Darwin Quintero broke the scoreless stalemate in the 57th minute, Marcelo Silva leveled 13 minutes later off a cross by Jefferson Savarino, helping RSL remain just above the playoff line in the Western Conference. 

Tigres UANL have become the most successful team in Liga MX in recent times and the team to beat in Leagues Cup. However, they still have one pending account: winning international competitions. The Monterrey-based team reached the final of Copa Libertadores once and Concacaf Champions League on three occasions in the last four years, coming up empty-handed every single time.

After falling to Club America in a penalty shootout to decide the Campeon de Campeones, Tigres opened their Apertura season with a 4-2 win over Monarcas Morelia last Saturday. Javier Aquino stuck for a brace and Luis Alfonso Rodriguez and Rafael Carloca struck eight minutes apart midway through the first half.

Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • OUT: Nedum Onuoha (D) - adductor injury
    • OUT: Sam Johnson (F) - quad injury
    • PROBABLE: Donny Toia (D) - hamstring injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Tigres UANL

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Francisco Meza (D) – knee injury
    • OUT: Julián Quiñones (F) – knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup

  • Real Salt Lake: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • Tigres: 1 win, 3 goals
  • 1 draw


  • Referee: John Pitti (Panama)
  • Assistant Referees: Christian Ramirez (Honduras), Micheal Barwegen (Canada)
  • 4th Official: David Gantar (Canada)
  • VAR: Quetzalli Alvarado Godinez (Liga MX)

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