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Sounders vs. RSL: Highlights, stats and quotes

Sounders improve to 7-0-3 and have not allowed a goal from run of play in 900 minutes.

After a couple lackluster performances at home, the Seattle Sounders came out flying against Real Salt Lake. Although they needed some fortuitous intervention from referee Ted Unkel to get the winner, it was a well-deserved 2-1 win that pushed their record to 7-0-3 on the season. The Sounders also extended their streak of not allowing a goal from open play to 900 minutes, the longest span for which MLS has records on such things.


Seattle Sounders FC 2 – Real Salt Lake 1

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Venue: Lumen Field

Referee: Ted Unkel

Assistants: Cameron Blanchard, Mike Rottersman

Fourth Official: Michael Radchuk

VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

Attendance: 24,652

Weather: 74 and sunny


SEA – Cristian Roldan 58’

RSL – Albert Rusnak (penalty) 79’

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (penalty) 88’


RSL – Everton Luiz (caution) 40’

SEA – Raúl Ruidíaz (caution) 76’

RSL – David Ochoa (caution) 88’

RSL – Pablo Ruiz (caution) 90’+6’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Cleveland; Alex Roldan, Yeimar, Shane O’Neill, Abdoulaye Cissoko, Jimmy Medranda (Brad Smith 66’); Kelyn Rowe (Josh Atencio 85’), João Paulo, Cristian Roldan; Will Bruin (Fredy Montero 85’), Raúl Ruidíaz (Danny Leyva 90’+4’)

Substitutes not used: Spencer Richey, Ethan Dobbelaere, Reed Baker-Whiting

Total shots: 16

Shots on goal: 6

Fouls: 10

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 9

Saves: 1

Real Salt Lake – David Ochoa; Andrew Brody (Donny Toia 74’), Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, Marcelo Silva; Damir Kreilach, Justin Meram (Anderson Julio 80’), Albert Rusnak, Nick Besler (Bobby Wood 67’), Everton Luiz (Pablo Ruiz 67’); Rubio Rubin

Substitutes not used: Zac MacMath, Ashtone Morgan, Maikel Chang, Erik Holt, Justin Portillo

Total shots: 4

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 9

Offside: 0

Corner-kicks: 6

Saves: 4

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