RSL draws 1-1 with Club Tijuana in friendly marked by injury, brilliant goals

Real Salt Lake drew 1-1 in a friendly with Mexican outfit Club Tijuana, with the stories revolving around two great goals and a scary injury to midfielder John Stertzer.

The most pressing concern, the injury to Stertzer, came during a sliding challenge between him and Xolos forward Paul Arriola, a talented young American player. There was no sense of malice to the challenge. Jeff Cassar told reporters that it was Stertzer's tibia that suffered injury, but that team doctors didn't think it was broken. This is particularly relieving after Sterzter was taken stretchered out of the match with his leg being held up.

If that was the low point of the match, the high point was a beautiful goal from Luis Gil, who flicked the ball spectacularly across his body, beating the defender marking him on the edge of the box before flighting in a beautiful strike on the bounce.

And hey, we could talk about it all night, or you could watch it. Real Salt Lake fan Devin Davis (@dlish14 on Twitter) posted this video of the goal on YouTube following the game. It's well worth a watch. Or 50.

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