The woes away from the RioT continued Saturday night for Real Salt Lake as they drop another away match in Major League Soccer to the Columbus Crew 2-1.
RSL conceded an early penalty in the match’s opening five minutes where Gyasi Zardes placed a well shot penalty kick into the back of the net for the early 1-0 lead. The Crew would add to their total again in the first half with a well played sequence of passes which eventually ended in a Eduardo Sosa goal from distance.
Albert Rusnak pulled one back for the visitors in the 74th minute of play, but it would prove to be too little too late for RSL which has only managed a measly four points away from their home stadium this season.
The hapless display from RSL this season in away matches is rather frustrating for club and fans alike because of their overwhelming success at their home matches as they boast an impressive 6-1-1 record. Away their record of 1-7-1 is something to marvel at if studying ineptitude is your fancy.
Changes in the RSL lineup were quite puzzling with midfielder Damir Kreilach starting up as forward instead of Cory Baird. A 68th minute substitution of Kreilach for Baird ended the experiment and brought a more potent attack for RSL and led to goal over five minutes later.
Columbus next face the LA Galaxy away on July 7th.
RSL have a chance to right the ship with two home matches with Sporting Kansas City on July 4th and FC Dallas on July 7th.
Written by Allen Corbin – (@AllenCorbin)
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