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Real Salt Lake loses to Austin FC

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salt lake city – Real Salt Lake lost 3-0 away to Austin FC after dominating the first 45 minutes. While Austin FC qualified for the playoffs for the first time in club history, losing his three games to go would add to the stress.

wholesale change

Manager Pablo Mastroeni made a big change before the game. Goalkeeper Zach McMath was given the captain’s armband, while Johann Kappelhoff, Justen Grad and Aaron Herrera played the back three. Blaian Ojeda was in the center of midfield, with Diego Luna starting in the number 10 role. Rubio Rubin and Anderson Julio took center stage in attack.

The opening five minutes contained an onslaught of attacks by the host. Austin came close to scoring the opening goal in the fourth minute when Sebastian Driusi beat McMath and bounced off the crossbar and rode the end of a ricocheting cross into the area that forced Herrera to clear the ball.

But once Real Salt Lake got used to the game, they were quickly on top of the competition.

Real Salt Lake dominated the first half, mostly due to their midfield dominance. Caldwell, Ojeda and Luna were adept at finding open pockets of space and creating attacking opportunities.

Luna was especially impressive when she found the ball at her feet. He displayed a unique ability to control and possess both his feet under pressure, frequently outmaneuvering opponents and leaving them in the dust.

Brody was also great throughout the first half. Brody smashed his right flank up and down, putting a lot of stress on Nick Lima.

Despite this, Real Salt Lake were unable to capitalize on their superiority and ended in a half draw.

The second half started like the first half, with RSL dominating the ball and creating more attacking chances.

Take A Bow, Moussa Gitte

Unfortunately, Kappelhoff’s lack of concentration saw Austin run into the box and given the first goal of the match when he failed to follow up on Moussa Gitte who landed on the edge of Diego Fagundes outside a right-footed cross. I was.

Kappelhoff’s poor concentration has ruined all the good work RSL has done so far.

Goals changed the whole complexity of the game. Austin started playing with confidence and conviction. The voices of the home crowd have grown, and so has the challenge of the RSL.

Despite coming on as a substitute in the 58th minute when Kappelhoff failed to clear the ball with his head, Gitte found two goals, but instead found Gitte’s feet who controlled the ball and put it in the corner of the net. unleashed an evil strike on Double your lead.

Real Salt Lake didn’t give up. Justen his Grad came close to scoring from his kick in the corner, but his shot hit Brad his Stuber’s knee.

Amazingly, Gitte completed a fantastic evening with a hat-trick in the 80th minute.

It was the first ever hat-trick in Austin FC history, coming off the bench in just 20 minutes.

After a great first half, Real Salt Lake completely lost their form and confidence in the second half.

next game

Real Salt Lake is home and will play Cincinnati on Saturday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 and can be streamed for free on the KSL Sports and KSL 5 TV apps or KSL

Including Saturday’s game, Real Salt Lake has just three games left in the regular season. The game against Cincinnati will be his penultimate home game for the RSL.