Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Daily Update: Tuesday May 27, 2008

Real Salt Lake: Backups get chance to move RSL forward -> The Salt Lake Tribune
RSL is trying to advance to a June 10 play-in game at Chicago, whose winner will reach the official opening round of the U.S. Open Cup

Crew: No time to lose sleep over loss -> The Columbus Dispatch/Shawn Mitchell
The Crew will play the second of three games in an eight-day span tonight when it faces visiting Real Salt Lake in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in game.

Real Salt Lake: RSL burned by Dallas yet again -> Deseret News/James Edward
"This one hurts a lot. I think everyone put so much work into today, and it's disappointing to lose like this," said Real midfielder Dema Kovalenko.

Real Salt Lake notes: Little Joy for RSL in starter's return -> Deseret News/James Edward
Joy had a nightmarish performance against FC Dallas with two yellow cards in the first half and the subsequent red card.

RSL Still Without First Road Win -> BYU NewsNet/Sean Walker
In the 91st minute of the game, "The Bird Man" Odouro grabbed the ball right in front of the penalty box, slammed past defenders Nat Borchers and Wingert and drilled a rocket-fast ball into the upper left corner of the RSL goal.

Oduro helps Dallas snap skid against Real -> The Sports Network
Dominic Oduro scored two goals in the closing minutes, including the game winner in stoppage time

FCD Steals One at Home from Real Salt Lake - American Soccer News/P Woodruff
Second half substitute Fabian Espindola’s third goal of the year on the visitors’ first shot of the second half gave RSL a chance to get a point on the road this year, something they have been unable to do in four previous tries. However, FCD second half sub Oduro’s 83rd and 91st minute goals gave the home crowd some good memories and the Hoops the full 3 points.

MLS: Rough road continues for RSL -> The Salt Lake Tribune/Steve Hunt
Assistant coach Robin Fraser said the team still has much to work on. "By the end of tomorrow or Monday, we need to refocus on Tuesday, because for us, it's a very important game," he said. "We've got to figure out ways not to give up so many chances late and also how to not give up so many goals late."

Hoops continue to haunt RSL -> MLSnet/Steve Hunt
Real sees another match slip away late vs. FC Dallas