So by virtue of their 2-2 draw at Monterrey on Wednesday night, Real Salt Lake has set up a very mouth watering match for themselves on the 27th at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. The match is a sellout, with only a couple hundred tickets ever making their way to the general public (RSL season ticket holders bought out most of the stadium). RSL can win the Champions League trophy with a win, a 0-0 draw or a 1-1 draw. A 2-2 draw would push the match to extra time, and possibly PK's to determine the winner. A loss by RSL or draw of more than 2-2 would hand the title to Monterrey.
Of course RSL haven't given up more than 2 goals since their 37 match home unbeaten streak began, and only twice have they given up two goals (4-2 win over FC Dallas in 2009, and a 2-2 draw with Seattle in the home opener in 2010). In fact they allowed just 7 goals at Rio Tinto in MLS play last year, while they scored 31 goals while going undefeated in 2010 at home. In 2009 they were 9-1-5 at home with 34 goals scored and 11 allowed. Yes RSL is a dominant team at home.
So given all of this it raises a question, will this match be the biggest match in MLS history? Does it have a higher potential impact than the All Star matches with top European team? I have to say that I do think that there is an argument to be made that on April 27th at 8pm MT, that Real Salt Lake will take part in the biggest match ever for a MLS team and for the league. Vote to let me know your thoughts, if it isn't what match has been bigger?
Is the 2nd Leg of the Champions League final between Real Salt Lake and Monterrey, the biggest match in the history of MLS?
Yes (131 votes)
No (3 votes)
Only if they win (55 votes)
189 total votes