Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

Apr 20, 2024 10:48 pm

Real Salt Lake rout Fire behind Cristian Arango brace

Real Salt Lake, Fire

Cristian Arango scored twice, leading Real Salt Lake to a 4-0 victory over the host Chicago Fire on Saturday night.

Andres Gomez and Diego Luna had the other goals for RSL (4-2-3, 15 points), who have points in five straight games and five consecutive away matches. Salt Lake keeper Gavin Beavers made five saves for his first career clean sheet.

With the loss, Chicago (2-4-3, 9 points) is without points in back-to-back games. Saturday was the first match between the two sides since a 1-0 Fire win during the 2021 season. The loss drops Chicago to 8-8-9 all-time against Salt Lake and snaps a three-match unbeaten streak at home versus RSL dating to the 2017 season.

Gomez got RSL on the sheet, taking a cross from Alexandros Katranis and putting a left-footed strike from the top of the box, just inside the far post for his third goal of the season.

Arango doubled Salt Lake’s lead in the 33rd minute, capitalizing on a Federico Navarro turnover and putting a left-footed shot between the legs of keeper Chris Brady for his seventh goal.

Arango added his second of the night, heading in a Bryan Oviedo corner kick at the back post in the 37th minute for his MLS-leading eighth of the season.

Luna made it 4-0 in stoppage time, taking an Arango pass and beating Brady for his first goal of the season.

Chicago suffered a pair of injuries to critical offensive threats on Saturday.

Fire leading scorer Brian Gutierrez sustained a hamstring injury during warmup and was replaced by Navarro in the starting lineup.

Then, midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri sustained an injury in the first half and was replaced by Georgios Koutsias in the 28th minute.

On Friday, RSL acquired center back Philip Quinton from the Columbus Crew. The 24-year-old defender made his Salt Lake debut on Saturday, subbing in for Alexandros Katranis in the 74th minute.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Whitecaps, Sounders
May 19, 2024 1:17 am

Ryan Gauld, Whitecaps come away with tie vs. Sounders

Ryan Gauld scored on a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time as the Vancouver Whitecaps rallied for a 1-1 draw with the host Seattle Sounders on Saturday night. The penalty…

Earthquakes
May 19, 2024 1:01 am

Jack Lynn powers Orlando City past Earthquakes

Jack Lynn was at the right spot to score the game’s lone goal in the 89th minute to lead visiting Orlando City to a 1-0 victory over the San Jose…

Real Salt Lake
May 19, 2024 12:10 am

Cristian Arango (2 goals), Real Salt Lake rally past Rapids 5-3

Cristian Arango scored his MLS-leading 12th and 13th goals of the season, Andres Gomez added his sixth and seventh and host Real Salt Lake rallied to a 5-3 win over…

More Soccer News

Whitecaps, Sounders
May 19, 2024 1:17 am

Ryan Gauld, Whitecaps come away with tie vs. Sounders

Ryan Gauld scored on a penalty kick in second-half stoppage time as the Vancouver Whitecaps rallied for a 1-1 draw with the host Seattle Sounders on Saturday night. The penalty…

Earthquakes
May 19, 2024 1:01 am

Jack Lynn powers Orlando City past Earthquakes

Real Salt Lake
May 19, 2024 12:10 am

Cristian Arango (2 goals), Real Salt Lake rally past Rapids 5-3

FC Dallas, Dynamo
May 18, 2024 11:12 pm

FC Dallas, Dynamo settle for 1-1 draw

Timbers, Minnesota United
May 18, 2024 11:10 pm

Loons rally, hold off Timbers for 2-1 win

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds