The Reign closed out 2020 with their first victory since July. Utah finishes the year winless since a 1-0 victory over New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC on July 4, their only win in five matches of the mid-summer closed bubble tournament.
With Real Salt Lake slipping further down the Western Conference table as Major League Soccer hits the final stretch of the regular season, another intra-conference game has been postponed indefinitely.
Bradley Wright-Phillips had a goal and an assist, and Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez each scored a goal Sunday night as Los Angeles FC cruised to a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake in front of a limited-capacity crowd of 3,062 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Amy Rodriguez scored a first-half goal, Abby Smith made four saves, and Utah Royals FC played arguably their best match of the NWSL fall series with a 1-1 draw against the Portland Thorns in front of an announced crowd of 1,905 fans Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Royals will host the Thorns at 8 p.m. MT Saturday, and not only will it be Utah’s final home match, but it will also be the only match in the four-game fall series schedule to be featured on linear television (CBS Sports Network).
Albert Rusnak was called up by the Slovakian national team Wednesday for a critical playoff match against Ireland for the UEFA 2020 Euro and UEFA Nationals League, meaning he'll miss six MLS matches down the home stretch of the league's season.