CHICAGO / SANDY, Utah (Friday, April 7, 2022) – Serious Salt Lake (1-4- / 3 pts / 11th West) these days realized details for the 1st ways of the Club’s 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup pursuit, coming into this year’s solitary-elimination tourney in the Third Spherical along with 63 other U.S.-based mostly teams. On Wednesday, April 26, Head Coach Pablo Mastroeni’s RSL crew will vacation six several hours south alongside Interstate-15 to confront USL Championship side Las Vegas Lights FC at Cashman Industry, with a 7:00 p.m. PT / 8:00 p.m. MT kickoff in Las Vegas.
The RSL at Las Vegas match was NOT picked as 1 of 8 3rd-Spherical contests by Bleacher Report for YouTube or B/R application streaming equally radio and streaming coverage for this match, as organized by the two groups in accordance with U.S. Soccer parameters, are even now to be established.
Ought to RSL emerge from the street take a look at – RSL’s first in LHUSOC participate in given that a 2017 loss at Sacramento – it could perhaps host a Fourth-Round match to be performed on Might 9/10.
This Third-Spherical Open up Cup match is 1 of 18 involving Big League Soccer sides at this phase, with the 8 “higher-seeded” U.S.-centered MLS groups coming into in the Round of 32, to be performed on May 9/10 of this calendar year (draw on April 22). Past year’s tourney resumed immediately after the 2020 and 2021 versions have been cancelled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, ending 106 years of consecutive enjoy.
Serious Salt Lake has superior to the Final 4 2 times in its prior Open up Cup forays, dropping the 2013 LHUSOC Remaining at residence, -1, succumbing to a hapless D.C. United facet, winners of just three frequent-season MLS matches that yr. In 2015, RSL fell at the Semifinal stage at Sporting Kansas Town, in spite of primary that match early.
All-time, Real Salt Lake owns an 11-15-3 (W-L-T) file in the 108-yr outdated match, the United States’ longest-jogging competition, regardless of sport. On Utah soil, RSL is 11W-6L-1T from going to teams, such as a dominant 6-2-1 (W-L-T) mark in opposition to all those from lower divisions. The lone Utah-centered losses to lesser-heralded guests: 1st in 2012, when the Minnesota Stars arrived to stun a then-report LHUSOC crowd of 17,212 in a 1-3 RSL end result and very last calendar year, when the expansion USL League A single facet Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC sent 19,000+ RSL lovers property dismayed just after a stunning -1 reduction in the 3rd Round.
On three situations, RSL has desired a penalty-kick tiebreaker to identify LHUSOC progression, profitable two times. The 1st time came absent in San Jose in 2010, as former DF Nat Borchers scoring the equalizer in further time to force the shootout, then burying the recreation-successful kick versus the Earthquakes in an MLS qualifier for the event proper. In 2016, RSL equally lived and died by the PK shootout sword needing the tiebreaker to reduce the decreased-division Wilmington Hammerheads at the RioT, then slipping victim in the Spherical of 16 to the Seattle Sounders, driving an impenetrable Tyler Miller in target.