Real Salt Lake 2, FC Dallas 0 | 2018 MLS Match Recap
Real Salt Lake (9-8-2), who defeated Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday, improved to 8-1-1 at home this season. FC Dallas (10-3-5) suffered their first loss to a Western Conference foe this season.
Savarino then set up Luis Silva for the stoppage-time insurance goal to put the game away.
- THE BIG PICTURE: Youth was served and a record was broken in this game with 11 combined Homegrown players playing, 10 were in both teams starting lineups.
Eleven Homegrown Players appeared in tonight's Real Salt Lake-FC Dallas game (out of 28 players in the match), the most in a single game in #MLS history.#RSL : Glad, Saucedo, D. Acosta, B. Lennon, Baird, Herrera#FCDallas : Ulloa, K. Acosta, González, Cannon, Reaves#RSLvFCD— MLS Communications (@MLS_PR) July 8, 2018
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Rusnak’s penalty kick was the winner, but if Savarino isn’t at the near post and heads away a Hedges shot, the match is tied.
It's the Savarino show tonight! 😱 pic.twitter.com/JO4ir3oE0H— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) July 8, 2018
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Savarino came up with huge plays on both sides of the field with his critical headed clearance and the assist on Luis Silva’s insurance goal.