Wow!! This is a monumental accomplishment for RSL and for MLS!RSL playing
an elite team from Mexico in a meaningful, championship game. Who ever would
have thought this? So frickin exciting!!
@CB. Seriously? Jazz generally get full page coverage if someone does nothing
more than get a hang nail. At this point, there is no more season for them, in
spite of winning a "really big one". SHould have done that when it
mattered. They now "deserve" to be relegated to the back pages.RSL has been at the top of their game for quite a while. If anyone
deserves the recognition, it is Real Salt Lake. A Utah pro team that actually
wins! Go RSL!
It wasn't a pretty game but the goal was accomplished. We move on to the next
stage. The guys dug deep and did what it took and we are proud of them.
Yeah, in context, RSL didn't really 'lose.' Really, these series are more like
one game, half of it at RSL and half at Saprissa. RSL jumped out to a lead in
their half, and Saprissa couldn't make it up in theirs.
@ screenname123It's simple. They play a two game series with one home
game and one away game. The score of the first game was 2-0 RSL. The second
game was 2-1 Saprissa. You add the total to get the series winner. RSL wins
the series by a score of 3-2.
@screenname123,The way they play is agregate score who ever scores the
most goals in the 2 legs of the match up advances. RSL beat Saprissa 2-0 at Rio
Tinto ant they lost 2-1 last night when you add up the total goals scored in the
2 games RSL scored 3 and they scored 2. Hope that helps.Tcikets are on
sale let's keep our home field advantage!
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?
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)
@ 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.
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
Great stuff. Let's see who wins tonight.
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.
What a game! The Jazz are down and out but RSL is the team to beat. We'll have
to rally around soccer.
I diddn't watch the game. Was the last panalty kick legit or was it "home
Tickets on sale tomorrow! Please every Real Fan get to the game April 27th!
Get Olave'd Saprissa!
DESNEWS MODI'm sorry about my angry rant about you not posting my first
comment. I obviously am too impatient.You are great
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..
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.
Huzzah! I love RSL! With the Jazz in the dumps it's nice to have one of my
teams doing so well.
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!
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.
I am so happy right now. RSL is in the champions league final. YEAAAOK 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!
Way to go Real! Onward to Mexico!
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.
Beautiful strike by Olave. Good luck in Mexico!