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RSL vs. Istra 1961 highlights: Preseason scrimmage ends 0-0

Real Salt Lake’s first preseason scrimmage ended in a draw against Croatian side NK Istra 1961.

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Preseason’s only just begun, but Real Salt Lake first game has already been played. The team drew 0-0 with Croatian First Division side NK Istra 1961 in a three-period scrimmage.

Istra 1961 posted video of the scrimmage, and while it’s not exactly the brilliant stuff you see come out of our club, it’s a true glimpse at the team, and the first one we’ve really had this year.

The video isn’t that exciting, really — it’s short, it’s from a distance, and, presumably, it largely focuses on Istra 1961’s play. Still, it’s something, right?

Lineups, via

  • First Period: Connor Sparrow; Chris Wingert, Aaron Maund, Chris Schuler, Demar Phillips; Jesus Leal, Omar Holness; Ricardo Velazco, Jose Hernandez, Joao Plata; Yura Movsisyan.
  • Second Period: Lalo Fernandez; Tony Beltran, Justen Glad, David Horst, Danilo Acosta; Sunny, Luke Mulholland; Jordan Allen, Luis Silva, Sebastian Saucedo; Chad Barrett.
  • Third Period: Andrew Putna, Reagan Dunk, Emilio Orozco, Justin Schmidt, Max Lachowecki; Nick Besler, Andrew Brody; Daniel Haber, Brooks Lennon, Amet Ramirez; Chandler Hoffman.