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RSL Prepares to Face MLS Opponents In Final Preseason Matches

Real Salt Lake are 2-1-0 preseason so far, picking up a win in Hawaii against Iwaki FC and in Arizona against USL side Phoenix Rising FC, and will face their toughest pre-season competition in FC Dallas and Portland Timbers this week.  After conceding in the second minute, RSL scored 4 unanswered goals to beat Phoenix 4-1 on Saturday.  Damir Kreilach scored twice in the first half to take the lead going into the half, Lennon converted a PK in his hometown, and Savarino sealed it late in the match.

 

Luiz, Johnson, Schmitt, Holt, Vazquez, Coffee will get their first glimpse of MLS action against FC Dallas on Wednesday and Portland on Saturday, wrapping up the RSL pre-season matches.

Goals from Badji and Roberts gave FCD the 2-1 win over Seattle Sounders on Saturday.  The Mobile Mini Sun Cup match will be played at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson on Wednesday at noon MT.

Portland Timbers will face Phoenix Rising on Wednesday and are coming off a 2-2 draw with New York Red Bulls on Saturday, who RSL were supposed to play but had to cancel due to a weather delay coming back from Hawaii.

Real Salt Lake will open the MLS season on the road in Houston on Saturday, March 2 at 4 PM on ESPN700.


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