SANDY. Real Salt Lake had a surprising win over SJ Earthquakes with a 2-0 win with a goal from M. Silva (22′) and a goal from J. Savarino (81′). SJ Earthquakes was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (65%).
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 Alex Chilowicz with the assistance of Frank Anderson and Ryan Graves. The 4th official was Chris Ruska. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was hot around 25 degrees Celsius or 77.05 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 25%.
SJ Earthquakes was in firm control of the ball 65% while Real Salt Lake was struggling with a 35% ball possession.
Real Salt Lake was more aggressive with 41 dangerous attacks and 17 shots of which 8 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Real Salt Lake won the encounter.
Real Salt Lake shot 17 times, 8 on target, 9 off target. On the opposite side, SJ Earthquakes shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.
Real Salt Lake received 2 yellow cards (T. Schmitt and E. Luiz). On the other side, SJ Earthquakes received 2 yellow cards (C. Espinoza and Nathan).
After playing this encounter, Real Salt Lake will have 25 points like Dallas and Philadelphia Union to move up in the 8th place. On the opposite side, SJ Earthquakes will stay with 15 points like Toronto to move up in the 26th place.
A. A. Julio Santos
SJ Earthquakes will host LA Galaxy on the 26th of June with a 19-16 head to head in favor of SJ Earthquakes (12 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 , Andrew Brody , Justen Glad , Marcelo Silva , Tate Schmitt , Jefferson Savarino , Jasper Loffelsend , Scott Caldwell , Justin Meram , Sergio Córdova and Bobby Wood .
Real Salt Lake made 5 changes: B. Wood for R. Rubin (20′), S. Caldwell for N. Besler (76′), J. Loffelsend for E. Luiz (76′), J. Savarino for M. Chang (82′) and S. Cordova for A. A. Julio Santos (82′).
Top player: Marcelo Silva
The player who no doubt impressed Real Salt Lake the most was Marcelo Silva.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 13 passes (100% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 1 duel out of 1.
SJ Earthquakes: Formation and Lineups
SJ Earthquakes started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Matías Jesús Almeyda played with: James Marcinkowski , Paul Marie , Nathan Cardoso , Tanner Beason , Marcos López , Jackson Yueill , Judson , Cristian Espinoza , Jamiro Monteiro , Benjamin Kikanovic and Jeremy Ebobisse .
SJ Earthquakes made 3 changes: Judson for J. Gregus (69′), J. Ebobisse for S. Salinas (69′) and P. Marie for O. Bouda (82′).
Top player: Judson
The player who no doubt impressed SJ Earthquakes the most was Judson.
His rating iswith 50 passes (96% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11.
Results of the day
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