Real Salt Lake to face Colorado Rapids in first leg of Rocky Mountain Cup

SALT LAKE CITY — After experiencing their first loss of the season, Real Salt Lake (3-1-1) will look to bounce back in the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup against Colorado (2-1-1) this Saturday.

Despite one of the best starts in club history, Real Salt Lake (RSL) was upset by Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on the road. While the majority of the game was very closely contested, Sporting Kansas City broke the stalemate in the 81st minute, when Johnny Russell connected on a left-footed shot beyond Zac MacMath’s reach to take a 1-0 lead.

“I just told the guys that despite the loss they [the team] controlled the performance,”Head coach Pablo Mastroeni said after the match.

Following their first loss, RSL will now turn their attention towards a formidable Colorado Rapids team. Even though it’s still early in the season, RSL learned first hand that nobody in the league can be overestimated. Additionally, the matchup is one of the deepest rivalries in the MLS as the two have battled for the fan-created Rocky Mountain Cup for 18 seasons. Overall, RSL has dominated the Rocky Mountains with a commanding 25-15-11 record.

Saturday’s match will be broadcast locally on KMYU (2.2 over-the-air, 643/22 Comcast, 12 Satellite). The match is also available to stream via the KSL TV & KSL Sports apps, as well as via Fans can also follow via ESPN700 AM radio. Spanish-speaking fans can tune in on KBMG Latino 106.3 FM, La Gran D 102.3 FM and KTUB 1600 AM for the local radio broadcast. Kickoff is set for Saturday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. MT.

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