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Preview: Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United | MLS is Back Tournament, Group D

2020 MLS is Back Tournament – Group D, Matchday 10
Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota United
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Fri., July 17 – 10:30 PM ET

TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; TSN in Canada

STREAMING: ESPN App in USA; TSN App in Canada

Real Salt Lake and Minnesota United are both looking to book a berth in the knockout stage when the co-leaders in Group D square off Friday night.

RSL opened the MLS is Back Tournament with a 2-0 win over Rocky Mountain rivals Colorado Rapids. Albert Rusnak opened his 2020 account in the 27th minute, cleaning up the scraps from Douglas Martinez's cross that was parried away. Rusnak had a golden chance for a brace, but his penalty kick, and Nick Besler's rebound, were both saved by Clint Irwin. However, Damir Kreilach would not miss with a long-range effort in the 76th minute.

Minnesota United, meanwhile, left things late in a come-from-behind win over 10-man Sporting Kansas City. After falling behind in the 43rd minute on a goal by Khiry Shelton, the tide turned the Loons way when goalkeeper Tim Melia was sent off for DOGSO in the 74th minute. An own goal by Shelton leveled the score, setting the stage for Kevin Molino's stoppage-time heroics.

Minnesota United were one of the top stories of the early portion of the regular season with impressive high-scoring road wins over the Portland Timbers and San Jose Earthquakes. Under new permanent coach Freddy Juarez, Real Salt Lake played to a pair of draws — 0-0 at Orlando City SC and rallying to tie the Red Bulls in their home opener in Week 2.

Real Salt LakeProject Starting XI

Updated team roster

  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Christopher Garcia (M) - undisclosed
    • OUT: David Ochoa (GK) - right thumb injury
    • UNAVAILABLE: Nedum Onuoha (D)
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Minnesota United

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Ike Opara (D) - undisclosed
  • Suspended: Brent Kallman (D)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup

  • Real Salt Lake: 1 win, 8 goals
  • Minnesota United: 3 wins, 12 goals
  • 2 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Alex Chilowicz
  • Assistant Referees: Felisha Mariscal, Chris Elliott
  • 4th Official: Guido Gonzales Jr.
  • VAR: Rosendo Mendoza
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Current Form

Real Salt Lake
W
W
L
D
D
W
Minnesota
D
L
L
W
W
W

Season Stats

Real Salt LakeMinnesota United FC
3Games Played3
1Wins3
0Losses0
2Draws0
3Goals10
1Goals Conceded4
27Shots31
12Shots on Target16
44Fouls committed44
30Fouls suffered32
3Offside6
16Corners18

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
RSL2100031
MIN10011103.3
01234+Avg
RSL110001.5
MIN000000
01234+Avg
RSL100000
MIN100113.3

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
RSL2100010.3
MIN1110041.3
01234+Avg
RSL110000.5
MIN000000
01234+Avg
RSL100000
MIN111001.3
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