Real Salt Lake 2-0 SJ Earthquakes: A surprise win against SJ Earthquakes

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').

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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%.​

Match Statistics

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.

Cards

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.

Match Events

  • 20'
    20'

    R. Rubin

    B. Wood

  • 22'
    22'

    M. Silva

    J. Savarino

  • 31'
    31'

    T. Schmitt

  • 68'
    68'

    C. Espinoza

  • 69'
    69'

    J. Gregus

    Judson

  • 69'
    69'

    S. Salinas

    J. Ebobisse

  • 76'
    76'

    N. Besler

    S. Caldwell

  • 76'
    76'

    E. Luiz

    J. Loffelsend

  • 79'
    79'

    Nathan

  • 81'
    81'

    J. Savarino

  • 82'
    82'

    M. Chang

    J. Savarino

  • 82'
    82'

    A. A. Julio Santos

    S. Cordova

  • 82'
    82'

    O. Bouda

    P. Marie

  • 84'
    84'

    E. Luiz

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Real Salt Lake will host Columbus Crew on the 26th of June with a 12-8 head to head statistic in favor of Columbus Crew (4 draws).

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 (7.0), Andrew Brody (6.9), Justen Glad (6.2), Marcelo Silva (8.0), Tate Schmitt (6.9), Jefferson Savarino (7.8), Jasper Loffelsend (7.1), Scott Caldwell (6.7), Justin Meram (7.1), Sergio Córdova (6.6) and Bobby Wood (6.8).

Substitutes

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 is (8.0) with 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 (6.8), Paul Marie (6.4), Nathan Cardoso (6.5), Tanner Beason (6.6), Marcos López (6.9), Jackson Yueill (6.3), Judson (7.2), Cristian Espinoza (6.7), Jamiro Monteiro (6.4), Benjamin Kikanovic (6.5) and Jeremy Ebobisse (6.7).

Substitutes

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 is (7.2) with 50 passes (96% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11.

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