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Real Salt Lake extends unbeaten streak to 12 games after drawing against Seattle Rounders

By Vaseline May30,2024

Andrés Gómez scored in the ninth minute of second-half stoppage time after Seattle had a goal disallowed three minutes earlier and Real Salt Lake rallied from 1-1 against the Sounders on Wednesday night, extending their unbeaten run to 12.

Real Salt Lake (8-2-6) is off to the best start in franchise history, rising to the top of the Western Conference with its 7-0-5 streak.

Albert Rusnák scored from a free kick in the 68th minute to give Seattle (4-6-6) a 1-0 lead. Rusnák became the fifth active player and 29th in league history to score 50 goals and 50 assists in the regular season. Rusnák scored 41 of those goals in five seasons with Real Salt Lake before spending the last three with the Sounders.

Seattle appeared to have won in the sixth minute of stoppage time, but Danny Musovski’s goal was overruled after a video review.

Gómez scored the equalizer from a rebound. It was his eighth goal of the season.

Manager Pablo Mastroeni’s club has also gone unbeaten in seven matches on the road. Real Salt Lake recovered from a three-goal deficit to FC Dallas on Saturday, scoring three goals in the final 30 minutes to draw a 3-3 draw and keep the streak alive.

Stefan Frei finished with three saves for the Sounders. Gavin Beavers saved four shots in his fourth start of the season for Real Salt Lake. Frei had two saves and Beavers stopped three shots in a scoreless first half.

Real Salt Lake has outscored its opponents 26-13 during its undefeated streak. They have won five games and drawn twice with goals scored in the last fifteen minutes of the streak.

Real Salt Lake defeated the Sounder 2-0 at home two weeks ago.

It was the first goal scored at home while the Sounders were at full strength this season.

Real Salt Lake returns home to host Austin FC on Saturday. The Sounders return to action on June 8 when they travel to Sporting Kansas City.

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