CM – Portland Timbers Issues Statement As Real Salt Lake Takes Worst Losing Of The Season – KSL Sports


SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake suffered their worst loss of the season en route to the Portland Timbers. With the loss, they drop two places in the Western Conference and are now in seventh place in the playoff line.

« You must have seen a few tired legs out there, » said interim coach Pablo Mastroeni after the end the lot. « Many times it looks like low effort and fatigue, but I think we didn’t win the first balls that were crossed well, we won the second balls very poorly, and we did very poorly to defend transition. » / p> Mastroeni remained confident in the same line-up that took on the field against Seattle a week ago when Real Salt Lake secured a well-deserved 1-0 win at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Despite a positive start for Real Salt Lake In the first quarter of an hour, a disappointing lack of concentration unfortunately led Felipe Mora to score the opening goal of the game in the 27th minute. The goal came from a counterattack in which Diego Chará snapped Pablo Ruiz in the pocket before feeding Sebastián Blanco down the left side, who put a simple ball on the foot of Mora, who scored the first goal.

That Goal was a result of Real Salt Lake’s poor defensive form, who had to chase. Toni Daktovic was too high in the field and could not catch Mora on the counterattack.

The second lack of concentration came in the 36th minute when a long ball was played into the penalty area, David Ochoa caught in no man’s land and the head of Dairon Found Asprilla slumbering higher than Datkovic to win the ball and find the lower left edge. Hand corner of the net.

Despite a prolific game of Real Salt Lake, it was all ruined by the Timbers’ ability to take their chances.

Additionally, Real Salt Lake was exposed during the transition as there were no responses on the speed, efficiency and skill of the attacking Timbers players.

However, when Real Salt Lake needs a goal, they look, as they have so often, to one player, and only one player. Damir Kreilach pounced on a loose ball in the six-yard box and narrowed the lead in the 41st minute to breathe life into Real Salt Lake just before the main break.

« We have to minimize mistakes and keep putting pressure on Portland, » said Kreilach to Samantha Yarrock at halftime.

Portland extended its lead minutes in the second half when Yimmi Chará played a simple one-two against Everton Luiz before hitting the top right corner of the net. There was nothing Ochoa could do about this shot, Luiz’s defense was, to say the least, suspicious.

Real Salt Lake really struggled to generate something in the attacking third. Conversely, they looked lost defending Portland’s dynamic attack.

The night got worse when Diego Chará scored the Timbers’ fourth goal in the 68th minute. Then came another dagger from Polish substitute Jarosław Niezgoda, who defeated Ochoa in the 85th.

Remarkably, the night worsened in the 88th when Portland scored their sixth and final goal of the evening.

Real Salt Lake lost 6: 1. With the defeat, they dropped from fifth in the Western Conference to seventh. They are three points ahead of LAFC and one point behind Minnesota.

Real Salt Lake’s goal difference is now 1, down from 7 before the game.

Real Salt Lake will be on Wednesday 29 September , who host the LA Galaxy, the kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

The game is streamed via the KSL Sports & KSL 5 TV app or on KSL Sports dot com.

The Galaxy is on the fifth place, two points ahead of Real Salt Lake. The midweek game could have a massive impact as the race for playoff spots is getting closer.


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