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Published: Wednesday, April 20 2011 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Cedar City, UT

Probably not a deserved result for RSL but I'll take it! The two away goals will be very nice! A 1-1 draw at Rio Tinto will still see Real raise the trophy. The biggest worry has to be that we will be without Beckerman. Gravaboy will have to step up big next week.

ole ole ole ole ole! real salt lake!

JK in S
Portland, OR

Awesome goal by Morales! RSL sitting pretty headed into the next match!

Clearfield, UT

I thought RSL went too conservative too soon - but Monterrey laxed, and they paid the price.

Even though the penalty was questionable, with as many shots as Monterrey levied, RSL will be glad to go home with a tie.

I would say either Olave is the man of the match. He played the full 90 minutes and didn't give up.

I can't wait until next week - glad I got my tickets.

Big Green Tractor
Fillmore, UT


That result was very well deserved! We got this, I'm not worried! GO RSL!

AsSOCiation Football
Salt Lake City, UT

Wow amazing shot by morales.
I was listening to post game on the radio.
Monterrey will be without their first goal scorer.
Also Monterrey is in jeopardy of falling into 2nd in the mexican table. They have a do or die game on saturday where they will have to play their best players. Great news for RSL.

Do away goals add up? I mean if we tie 1-1 at home we go through? or does it go to overtime?

Layton, ut

Whew!! Awesome juke/control/goal by Morales. Lucky to have tied this game since the second half was dominated by Monterrey. Can't wait 'til next week, s/b rockin' at Rio Tinto.

Cedar City, UT

Big Green Tractor-

I wasn't meaning to bash on RSL, thought we played tough, but in the second half Monterrey was the better side. They had nearly 60% possession. I am very proud of our boys though. Awesome result that should see them through as concacaf champions!

Great news that Monterrey has a rough game this weekend and RSL can rest.

North Liberty, IA

Here is the breakdown with the away goals rule after this 2-2 result...

0-0 And RSL takes it.
1-1 And RSL takes it.
2-2 And the game goes into overtime, if that doesn't settle it then PKs.

RSL outscores Monterrey by any score and it is theirs.
Monterrey outscores RSL by any score and it is theirs.

Let's just win it outright.

Provo, Utah

Monster result! If we come back to Rio Tinto and play on attack, it's off to Abu Dhabi.

Bountiful, UT

Go RSL!!! So pumped for next Wednesday's game. Rio Tinto will be every bit has hostile as it was in Mexico. Monterrey are on the uphill and RSL just simply doesn't lose at home! Kreis is a genius! I remember just a few short years ago watching Real lose week after week. He truly has transformed this team into a powerhouse that we can be proud of!

North Liberty, IA

Guess I should expand on the details of the rules too...

Didn't mention, if it gets 3-3 or above then Monterrey wins as they will then have the away goals advantage.

Also if it goes into overtime (two extra 15 minutes halves) then away goals are wiped clean. The away goals rule only applies to the first 90 minutes. So a 2-2 result in regular time would sent it to overtime. Any draw result in overtime (0-0, 1-1, 2-2, etc) would take the competition to penalty kicks.

But as I said before, let's just win it outright.

3-1 RSL!!!!

AsSOCiation Football
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks for clarifying tMoS.
What an opportunity for Real Salt Lake and Major League Soccer. If we win we represent the MLS and ESPN will have to stop ignoring soccer besides every 4 years. By all means it is not over though. The game did not sell out before tickets were released to the public like RSL originally thought. There will be a mexican presence at RioT next wednesday. It's not over!

Holladay, UT

So who replaces Beckerman next week? Jean Alexandre is the usual replacement, but what about putting Grabavoy in that spot?

Monterrey will be pressuring from the start, so maybe Alexandre gets the nod with his tenacious defense.

Cedar City, UT

I think it's got to be Grabavoy in the center with Morales and Williams should be on the wing from the start. Alexandre could be a good sub to use in the second half for some fresh legs in the center of midfield. But Kreis is a genius and will figure out exactly what to do.

North Liberty, IA

"So who replaces Beckerman next week? Jean Alexandre is the usual replacement, but what about putting Grabavoy in that spot?"

Losing Beckerman is such a tough loss. We can use subs against New England, etc, but watching the size, speed, and skill of Monterrey tonight has me worried about the liability that Alexandre could create.

I really have no idea what the best answer is to next Wednesday. Makes me glad we have Coach Kreis. He WILL figure out the best solution.

Springville, UT

Lame call on Beckerman. Hand ball in the box... and a hand to the throat?

Wow, some interesting calls and misses. Great game to watch and glad for that 89th minute goal!


South Weber, UT

Substitute freely and run the legs off of them. They have to deal with less oxygen at this altitude. RSL will be used to the difference after a weeks rest !

South Jordan, UT

Nice job fellas. Finish it off at home.

Spanish Fork, UT

Don't say ESPN is ignoring soccer. They're a marketing company or a for profit company. If there's a market for soccer, they'll pick it up. I doubt they will for some time. Especially with soccer fans mulling over and relishing this onslaught of 1-1,2-2 ties. Yawn.

Highland, UT

Great result! The second half may have been the one of the worse halves RSL has ever played. Most of the second half was on Monterey's final third. Not where you want to be playing. The hand ball was questionable- but that's what you get when you play the game on your third of the field. You're playing with fire.

Even with the bad half you have to feel good about RSL's chances at home with 2 away goals. I felt RSL wasn't connecting with Sabario enough. Morales' goal was fantastic.

Let's do it now RSL. Go REAL!

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