Magnus Eriksson scored two goals from the penalty spot, and Cristian Espinoza, Valeri Qazaishvili and Chris Wondolowski each scored from the run of play to help the Earthquakes top 10-man RSL in a wild shootout, 5-2 in the Round of 16 of the league’s midsummer tournament near Orlando, Florida.
Sophie Schmidt and Shea Groom each scored in Houston's 2-0 win over Chicago in the NWSL Challenge Cup championship match. But what comes next for the nine-team league of top women's soccer players in the United States?
Kicking off at 9 a.m. local time Tuesday morning (7 a.m. back in Utah), the club couldn’t recover from a first-minute goal by Johnny Russell, falling to Sporting Kansas City 2-0 in the MLS is Back tournament group-stage finale at ESPN Wide World of Sports near Orlando, Florida.
Real Salt Lake can clinch Group D with a win over its Kansas-based rivals Wednesday morning (7 a.m. MT, ESPN) or with a little help involving a win by Minnesota in the other Group D match against Colorado.
As more teams and leagues continue to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic-inspired hiatus of every major professional sports league in North America, the unusual sights and sounds of Saturday’s USL Championship match will become more commonplace.
Zac MacMath made three saves to keep Minnesota United FC off the board, but Real Salt Lake couldn’t break through either in a scoreless draw Friday night in the second game of the MLS is Back Tournament near Orlando, Florida.
Rusnak and Damir Kreilach each scored a goal to help Real Salt Lake to its first win of the year via a 2-0 victory over Rocky Mountain rivals Colorado in both sides’ opening games of the MLS is Back Tournament near Orlando, Florida.
Saturday’s match was the first live professional sporting event in the United States since March 11 and marked 126 days since the last soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium, a prolonged layoff on both accounts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bethany Balcer scored the lone goal of the match in the first minute of stoppage time, helping OL Reign hand Utah Royals FC its first loss of the NWSL Challenge Cup 1-0 Wednesday at Zions Bank Stadium.