On the team’s only shot on goal, Robert Cornwall scored the only goal of the match in the 70th minute, and Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC stunned Real Salt Lake 1-0 Wednesday night
Real Salt Lake
Major League Soccer’s hottest team, Los Angeles FC, leading the league in nearly every category, came out victorious with a 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.
Sporting Kansas City last eliminated Real Salt Lake in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the semifinals in 2015. Sporting Kansas City again eliminated Real Salt Lake in 2018 with a 2-0 victory, with goals coming from Johnny Russell in the 48th minute, and Kharlton Belmar in the 74th minute. Belmar assisted Russell for the first goal, and Russell assisted Belmar for the second goal.
The Republic have now scored ten goals in just three Open Cup matches, a far cry from their league form. Now, they travel to Carson, Calif. to take on the LA Galaxy in the Round of 16.
The Sounders advance 4-1 in the penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 draw in regulation.
Joao Plata came off the bench to bring RSL back from 2-0 down in second half.
Feilhaber scored a goal and dished out his tournament-best fourth assist as Sporting reached their third Open Cup Final.
All four games in this year’s Quarterfinals were decided in the 86th minute or later and more fans were there to watch (across the round) than any year in the Modern Era.
Steven Gerrard may have made the headlines before the game, making his debut for the LA Galaxy, but Aaron Maund’s 87th minute game-winner stole the show for Real Salt Lake.
The defending MLS Cup champion Galaxy are battling for the Western Conferece title in league play, while RSL are struggling near the bottom of the table. Which club will reach the Semifinals?