Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 7, 2018
Sports Wrap – August 7, 2018

Real Salt Lake

RSL defeated the Chicago Fire 2-1 on Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium behind two goals from Damir Kreilach, ending a three-match losing streak and boosting their postseason hopes. Kreilach’s first goal came in the third minute of first-half stoppage time, but Chicago found an answer in the form of a goal from Bastian Schweinsteiger in the third minute of the second half. It took another 27 minutes before Real Salt Lake pulled back in front as Kreilach tallied his second of the game, assisted by Joao Plata and Jefferson Savarino. Goalkeeper Nick Rimando made three saves in the victory. RSL improved to 10-8-5 overall and 9-1-2 at home, keeping them four points ahead of Vancouver for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Chicago fell to 6-13-5 overall and trails New England by six points for the final playoff spot in the East. RSL will be back in action Saturday at 8 p.m. against the Montreal Impact at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Utah Royals FC

The Royals rallied from a late one-goal deficit to defeat the Houston Dash 2-1 in a National Women’s Soccer League game Sunday night in Houston, scoring twice in a span of six minuted to pull out their first-ever come-from-behind victory. After Houston’s Veronica Latsko scored on a header in the 41st minute to give the Dash the lead, Utah’s Christen Press tied the game in the 77th minute with her second goal of the season. In the 83rd minute, Erika Tymrak found Katie Stengel for the go-ahead goal — Stengel’s team-leading fourth goal of the year. The win improved URFC to 6-6-7 overall, putting them in sixth place in the nine-team league and four points behind fourth-place Houston for the final playoff spot. The Royals will host Washington on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium before a Saturday-afternoon matinee at home against Seattle.

Wednesday’s game

Stansbury girls soccer
at Taylorsville, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday’s games

Stansbury girls soccer
vs. Bear River, 3:30 p.m.

Tooele girls soccer vs. Hunter, 3:30 p.m.

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