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RSL lose to Inter Milan, 2-1 in entertaining match

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Both Real Salt Lake and Inter Milan marched out close to their first choice lineups in this exhibition match. RSL looked up for the task and created some good looks early. On a corner kick in the 18th minute, Inter failed to clear the ball well and rather than getting the ball out of danger, the ball deflected to Jordan Allen who simply got his foot on it and redirected the ball to the goal and put RSL up 1-0. Cassar pulled off most of his big guns around the 30th minute bringing off Beckerman, Burrito, Plata, Movsisyan, Glad, and Beltran. From that point forward, RSL would feature many more of the players that typically see minutes with the Real Monarchs. Before RSL could get too comfortable, Inter Milan evened things up when Danilo D’Ambrosio volleyed a ball with his left foot off of a corner in the 42nd minute. RSL made it easy for him leaving him completely unmarked. That scoreline was what RSL would take to the tunnel.

Early on in the second half both Olmar Holness and Olmes Garcia had some decent looks at goal but came up short of converting. Chris Schuler was subbed on for Jamison Olave around the 60th minute to a very warm reception from the RSL fans in attendance. The subs that were on the field for Real Salt Lake showed well for themselves against one of the most storied clubs in the world. Just after the 70th, RSL’s defense was starting to bend but the post and a very close out of bounds call kept RSL in the game. From that point one, RSL had half chances and we saw glimpses of the Chris Schuler of old intercepting passes and stepping up at the right times. Unfortunately for RSL, a bit of quality on a back heel flick from Jovetic went under the legs of Lalo Fernandez and in to win the game for Inter Milan, 2-1.