Major League Soccer: Real Salt Lake recovers a 0-1 deficit to defeat Austin 2-1

SANDY. Real Salt Lake was able to turn the table against Austin to win 2-1.

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SANDY. Real Salt Lake succeeded in turn the table against Austin to win 2-1. It was Austin to strike first with a goal of A. Ring at the 24′. Then it was a goal in the 55′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, A. Brody gave the win to Real Salt Lake in the 88′ minute with a goal.

D. Pereira received a red card (48′)​. This red card was one of the reason why Austin lost the match.

The match was played at the Rio Tinto Stadium stadium in Sandy on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Lukasz Szpala with the assistance of Corey Parker and Ian McKay. The 4th official was Brad Jensen. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 17.8 degrees Celsius or 63.95 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 38%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Real Salt Lake was in possession of the ball for 46% of the time vs. Austin that controlled the ball for 54% of the time.

Real Salt Lake was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Real Salt Lake won the match.

Real Salt Lake shot 15 times, 8 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Austin shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target.

Cards

Real Salt Lake received 2 yellow cards (M. Silva and S. Caldwell). On the other side, Austin received 4 yellow cards (S. Driussi, H. Jimenez, M. Urruti and J. Valencia).

Also, Austin didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after D. Pereira (Austin) was sent out after receiving a straight red card in the (48′).

After this match, Real Salt Lake will have 16 points like Cincinnati to move up in the 10th place. On the other side, Austin will stay with 20 points like Orlando City to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 24'
    24'

    A. Ring

    D. Fagundez

  • 38'
    38'

    S. Driussi

  • 45'
    45'

    H. Jimenez

  • 48'
    48'

    D. Pereira

  • 53'
    53'

    J. Valencia

    E. Finlay

  • 53'
    53'

    N. Lima

    H. Jimenez

  • 55'
    55'

    M. Chang

    J. Meram

  • 60'
    60'

    O. Wolff

    D. Fagundez

  • 60'
    60'

    Felipe

    A. Ring

  • 63'
    63'

    M. Silva

  • 64'
    64'

    A. A. Julio Santos

    B. Wood

  • 65'
    65'

    M. Urruti

  • 78'
    78'

    J. Valencia

  • 78'
    78'

    R. Rubin

    S. Cordova

  • 78'
    78'

    E. Luiz

    J. Loffelsend

  • 84'
    84'

    J. Gallagher

    M. Urruti

  • 88'
    88'

    A. Brody

    A. A. Julio Santos

  • 90'
    90'

    T. Schmitt

    J. Meram

  • 90'
    90'

    S. Caldwell

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Real Salt Lake will play away against Montreal Impact on the 22nd of May with a 4-2 head to head in favor of Montreal Impact (2 draws).

Austin will play away with Los Angeles FC on the 19th of May with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Los Angeles FC (0 draws).

Real Salt Lake: Formation and Lineups

Real Salt Lake started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

The manager Pablo Andrés Mastroeni chose to play with the following team: Zac MacMath (5.9), Aaron Herrera (7.3), Justen Glad (7.4), Marcelo Silva (7.0), Andrew Brody (7.2), Maikel Chang (7.7), Jasper Loffelsend (7.1), Scott Caldwell (6.9), Justin Meram (7.1), Sergio Córdova (6.9) and Bobby Wood (6.5).

Substitutes

Real Salt Lake made 3 changes: B. Wood for A. A. Julio Santos (64′), S. Cordova for R. Rubin (78′) and J. Loffelsend for E. Luiz (78′).

Top player: Maikel Chang

The player who no doubt impressed Real Salt Lake the most was Maikel Chang.

His rating is (7.7) with 1 goal, 31 passes (74% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 3. He performed 4 crosses.

Austin: Formation and Lineups

Austin started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Josh Wolff played with: Andrew Tarbell (7.3), Héctor Jimenez (6.7), Julio Cascante (7.6), Ruben Gabrielsen (6.6), Žan Kolmanič (6.7), Alexander Ring (7.1), Daniel Pereira Gil (6.4), Ethan Finlay (6.3), Sebastián Driussi (6.3), Diego Fagúndez (6.7) and Maximiliano Urruti (6.6).

Substitutes

Austin made 5 changes: E. Finlay for J. Valencia (53′), H. Jimenez for N. Lima (53′), D. Fagundez for O. Wolff (60′), A. Ring for Felipe (60′) and M. Urruti for J. Gallagher (84′).

Top player: Julio Cascante

Probably the most impressive player in Austin was Julio Cascante.

His rating is (7.6) with 65 passes (98% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 7.

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