Real Salt Lake is back in the Major League Soccer playoffs for the second straight year and this year they'll be facing Austin FC on Sunday at noon (Arizona time) on ABC & ESPN Deportes.
Last season, Real Salt Lake entered the playoffs as the seventh seed and advanced all the way to the MLS Western Conference Finals before suffering a 2-0 loss to the Portland Timbers. This year, Real Salt Lake enters again as the seventh seed. This year, Real Salt Lake won and suffered a defeat to Austin FC in their second regular season matchups.
On top of cheering for Real Salt Lake because of the crest we wear here at RSL AZ, there are tons of Arizona connections as well.
Julio Benetiz (Midfielder) - First RSL AZ player to sign with Real Salt Lake.
Pablo Mastroeni (Head Coach) - Graduated from Thunderbird High School.
Justen Glad (Defender) - Hometown is Tucson
Tate Schmitt (Forward/Defender) - Hometown is Ahwatukee, graduated from Desert Vista.