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Published: Tuesday, April 5 2011 11:59 p.m. MDT

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tron527
American Fork, UT

Beautiful strike by Olave. Good luck in Mexico!

esker1970
Sandy, Utah

Great game. Congratulations RSL. You make the State of Utah proud. We should go to the airport and congratulate the team. What time they will arrive? Can't wait to watch the final game at Rio Tinto.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Way to go Real! Onward to Mexico!

iRSLfan
Salt Lake City, UT

I am so happy right now. RSL is in the champions league final. YEAAA

OK guys/girls now it's up to us to make sure that RSL has homefield advantage against either of the mexican teams. We all know that every single mexican within 100 miles of Rio Tinto will be trying to get to the game to root on their team.

I have already contacted about 6 RSL fans who don't normally attend games to go to root on RSL. I will be talking to my friends and co-workers tomorrow to do my best to make it so RSL has homefield advantage.

Buy the tickets as soon as you possibly can let's keep Rio Tinto a home field for our team!

myself
Salt Lake City, UT

Mexico is going to be tough but I think we can do it. Maybe I'll be heading to japan for the fifa club world cup? I hope so.

zedubal
American Fork, UT

Who cares? No one watches soccer. LOL! This win is huge! All credit to Jason Kreis for taking the CCL seriously and putting a lot of effort into this tournament. Jamison's strike was WORLD CLASS. The final is going to be epic!

JP
Chandler, AZ

Huzzah! I love RSL! With the Jazz in the dumps it's nice to have one of my teams doing so well.

matt4226
Holladay, UT

Strange feeling from this one, I know we one the series and that is what counts, just wish we could have held on for the 1-1 tie, but I shouldn't be complaining.

Olave's goal was amazing! That really sealed the deal since it meant Saprissa needed 3 more goals to advance due to the away-goal tie breaker rule.

For those that want to congratulate the team, they will be flying to Boston to take on New England this Saturday, so they probably won't be home until Sunday at the earliest.

iRSLfan
Salt Lake City, UT

This game is already getting national recogntion. There are articles in the NY times, and the washington post. RSL has really done something special. They are representing Utah well. Unlike the jazz..

iRSLfan
Salt Lake City, UT

DESNEWS MOD
I'm sorry about my angry rant about you not posting my first comment. I obviously am too impatient.
You are great

SidewaysSlider
Salt Lake City, UT

Get Olave'd Saprissa!

zjtech
Erda, UTah

Tickets on sale tomorrow! Please every Real Fan get to the game April 27th!

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

I diddn't watch the game. Was the last panalty kick legit or was it "home cookin"?

DD JayMario
American Fork, UT

What a game! The Jazz are down and out but RSL is the team to beat. We'll have to rally around soccer.

rudipen
Layton, ut

Pretty tense in the second half until Olave got that goal. Great technique on that bullet shot. Congrats RSL, keep it up!! IMO the penalty was legit.

Nussdorfer AC
Salt Lake City, UT

Great stuff. Let's see who wins tonight.

CB
Salt Lake City, UT

Interesting that the team that lost is headlined and the one that won a big one is lost in the back pages. With all of the baggage the Jazz have had to carry this season...they came together last night and won a 'really big one'. The deserved better.

furymouse
Draper, UT

@ TJ
It was 50/50. Saprissa did a spin move that got tangled with Ned's legs and went down. Ned maybe shouldn't have been that tight on him but it was definitely not a malicious penalty on his part.

I was clenched for that entire second half.

tampicojazzfan
West Jordan, ut

Agree with furymouse was a 50-50 and it helped them being the home team. Anyway, we have to make sure to Keep the Azules and rayados ( Cruz Azul and Monterrey fans ) out of the Rio Tinto Stadium, this is our house and we will host the second leg of the Final let's make the home field advantage count on our team! Every RSL fan needs to be there to witness how we make history ( including the bear since the Jazz will be on vacations already)

screenname123
Sandy, UT

I will admit that I don't understand soccer (or really care to) BUT will someone please explain how you can lose BUT still advance?

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