Real Salt Lake, sitting in the middle of an MLS summer gulley in form, has a chance to take their mind off the league for just a few hours tonight when they face Inter Milan, the famous Italian club, in an exhibition.
It’s the first time Real Salt Lake has hosted a European club in an exhibition at Rio Tinto Stadium — and it’s the first time in ages that Real Salt Lake has prioritized a friendly in this manner. It’s a marked turn from the days of Garth Lagerwey and Jason Kreis, certainly — but it should at least be a fun one.
How to watch
Where: Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
When: 8 p.m. Mountain Daylight, 4 a.m. local time in Italy (GMT+2)
Local TV: KMYU (2.2 over-the-air; 12 satellite; 643 Comcast HD)
Live stream: YouTube, accessible at RSL.com (we’ll embed it here if or when it becomes available)
At least some Real Monarchs players will be involved in this match, with Tyler Arnone one name we know we can see on the bench tonight. Expect Real Salt Lake’s starters to play the first half of the match, with a much-changed look at halftime — there’s no reason to push these guys beyond that.
We got to hit the target no matter what. We have to make these goalkeepers work, and if they do their job and they play fantastic games, you clap and say good job, but we can't let them off the hook for not hitting the net on certain things.
Joao (Plata) has fought extremely hard to get back into the starting lineup. I thought he was dangerous and maybe we just weren't that super sharpness that we need to put the ball in the back of the net, but that will come. Obviously we have another opportunity (Tuesday) to sharpen up a little bit and then get ready for San Jose.
— Jeff Cassar on RSL’s missed chances, via RSL Communications.