Real Salt Lake welcomes Toronto F.C. to Rio Tinto on Saturday

SALT LAKE CITY — Following a fairly disappointing road-trip that resulted in just a single point after a loss and then a draw with the Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake (RSL) will return home this Saturday to host Toronto F.C. at Rio Tinto Stadium.

After a hot start to the season, RSL (3-1-2) has cooled off somewhat and haven’t strung together a win for the last several weeks. Despite taking an early lead against Colorado, the Rapids leveled the game at one apiece just 11 minutes after RSL’s original goal and the match would eventually result in a tie.

To their credit, RSL has been dealing with a lot of injuries and has been without the contributions of several key players. Additionally, Justin Meram had just returned from international duty but got the start despite traveling roughly 15,000 miles from the middle east earlier in the week.

“My body is taking a toll right now. My sleep is nonexistent. 3 am…5 am, I’m finding myself awake. Can’t get back to sleep. I’m still gonna need some time to adjust,” Meram said post game.

Finally back home, RSL will now prepare to host Toronto F.C. and will look to maintain their impressive home record against the Canadian club. All-time, owns a  9-1-1 against Toronto when hosting them on their home turf. They have also outscored Toronto 26-9 over that span.

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 9 at 6:00 p.m. MT.

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