Real Salt Lake vs. New York City FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 22
Real Salt Lake vs. New York City FC
Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy
August 3 - 10:00 PM ET


Real Salt Lake look to make it a perfect 3-0-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium Saturday night when they host a New York City FC side that has four road wins this season.

RSL (9-9-4) are just below the playoff line in the Western Conference following a 0-0 draw against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium, their second consecutive draw against a conference opponent. Marcelo Silva and Corey Baird had quality chances to break the deadlock in each half, but FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez came up huge with two of his five saves to stymie the visitors. 

After consecutive losses that followed a franchise-best 12-match unbeaten streak, NYCFC (9-3-8) made it back-to-back wins, defeating Sporting Kansas City, 3-1, at Yankee Stadium last Friday. Alex Ring had a goal and set up goals by Anton Tinnerholm and Heber to lead the Cityzens, who moved within four points of East-leading Philadelphia.

Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake vs. NYCFC

Saturday, August 3 at 10:00 PM ET
Rio Tinto Stadium


Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • OUT: Tony Beltran (D) - knee injury
    • DOUBTFUL: Sam Johnson (F) - quad injury
    • PROBABLE: Nedum Onuoha (D) - adductor injury
    • PROBABLE: Albert Rusnak (M) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Sebastian Saucedo (M), Everton Luiz (M)
  • International duty:  None

New York City FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Joe Scally (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Isamael Tajouri-Shradi (F) - ankle injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Ben Sweat (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Real Salt Lake

  • Real Salt Lake: 2 wins, 4 goals
  • NYCFC: 0 wins, 1 goal
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Tim Ford
  • Assistant Referees:  Brian Poeschel, Michael A. Kampmeinert
  • 4th Official:  David Barrie
  • VAR:  Alejandro Mariscal

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