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This Day in RSL History, Oct. 17: Kyle Beckerman breaks MLS record

Beckerman sets an MLS record, and Rimando haunts the Timbers dreams.

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 10:  Kyle Beckerman #5 of Real Salt Lake reacts after his team defeated the Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 at CenturyLink Field on September 10, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 10: Kyle Beckerman #5 of Real Salt Lake reacts after his team defeated the Seattle Sounders FC 2-1 at CenturyLink Field on September 10, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Today we look back at some events in RSL, Utah Royals and Real Monarchs History. Also don’t miss the article for “This Week in RSL History” which will cover highlights from other days.

Do you remember any of these events?

October 17th

  • 2009: Both Toronto FC and RSL had everything to play for. A win for either would secure a playoff spot, while a loss for TFC would eliminate them. Losing would not break RSL, but would hold a noose over their head going into decision day. TFC fans packed the house to support not only the team but for Danny Dichio who had announced his retirement at the end of the year. The Canadians would revel in their 1-0 win, while RSL would hold their breath for one last game.
  • 2012: The Sounders went down a man in the first half, but RSL could not capitalize on the advantage. The final result was a 0-0 draw; RSL retained their hold on 2nd place in the west with Seattle Sounders 3 points behind in 3rd with one game left to play.
  • 2014: It was a duel between goalkeepers when the Portland Timbers met RSL for the Timber’s last home match of the season. The Timbers were still looking for a playoff berth, while RSL had already ensured theirs holding onto 3rd place with a 2 point advantage. The 0-0 draw didn’t help the home side, who surely felt they did enough to take all 3 points, but legendary Nick Rimando earned the road point for the visitors.
  • 2015: RSL had already been eliminated from the playoffs so the 1-0 home loss didn’t mean much in the long run, but during this game Kyle Beckerman set a new MLS record playing in his 379th regular season game.