• Thursday Sep 24, 2015

    SCCL Game Notes: Real Salt Lake v Santa Tecla

    Action from the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League game between visiting Real Salt Lake (white jersey) and Santa Tecla on September 15, 2015, in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. (Photo: Salvador Melendez)

    For official CONCACAF Game Notes for this game, click here.

    Real Salt Lake
    Santa Tecla FC
    Games Played
    Goals For
    Goals Against
    Referee - Kevin Morrison (Jamaica)
    AR1 - Keble Williams (Jamaica)
    AR2 - Ainsley Rochard (Trinidad & Tobago)
    4th - Dwight Royal (Jamaica)
    Suspended - John Stertzer (Real Salt Lake)
    Rio Tinto Stadium – Sandy, Utah, USA 

    Game Notes

    Real Salt Lake
    2015/16 SCCL Results: 1-0 away win v Municipal (Joao Plata 2’); 0-0 away draw v Santa Tecla
    Qualification Method: Best team in the 2014 MLS regular-season standings not to earn an automatic place
    SCCL Appearances (3): 2010/11; 2012/13; 2015/16
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: Runner-up-1 (2010/11) ... Fell to Monterrey in Final (agg: 3-2) ... 1st leg: 2-2 away draw (Nat Borchers 35’; Javier Morales 89’); 2nd leg: 1-0 home loss
    All-Time SCCL Record: GP-18; W-9; D-5; L-4; GF-30; GA-18
    All-Time SCCL Home Record: GP-8; W-6; D-1; L-1; GF-17; GA-5
    Conceded 1 goal or fewer in each of 8 all-time SCCL home games
    Posted 5 consecutive SCCL shutouts and conceded 0 goals in last 526 minutes of SCCL play ... last conceded a goal on July 31, 2012, in a 1-0 loss at Herediano
    3rd team in SCCL history to register 5 straight shutouts (Alajuelense & Pachuca are the others) ... will set new mark if it posts a shutout against Santa Tecla
    Scored 1 goal or fewer in 6 of last 7 SCCL games, including last 4 outings
    Only 3 of last 11 SCCL goals have been scored in the 1st half
    2015 MLS Record (9th Place, Western Conference): GP-29; W-10; D-8; L-11; GF-35; GA-41
    Javier Morales leads team in 2015 MLS goals (8) & assists (11) ... Joao Plata has 7 career SCCL goals (6 with Toronto FC)
    Midfielder Kyle Beckerman (USA), defender Demar Phillips (Jamaica), goalkeeper Nick Rimando (USA) and defender Elias Enoc Vasquez (Guatemala) were on 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup rosters
    All-Time SCCL Scorers: Alvaro Saborio (10 goals); Javier Morales (4); Paulo Araujo, Will Johnson (3 goals); Kyle Beckerman, Fabian Espindola, Jamison Olave (2); Nat Borchers, Joao Plata, Collen Warner, Andrew Williams (1)
    Santa Tecla FC
    2015/16 SCCL Results: 1-1 home draw v Municipal (Giovanni Zavaleta 61’); 2-1 away loss v Municipal (Ricardo Ferreira 76’ pen); 0-0 home draw v Real Salt Lake
    Qualification Method: Champion, 2015 Salvadoran Clausura
    SCCL Appearances (1): 2015/16
    CONCACAF Club Titles: none
    Best SCCL Finish: n/a
    6th club from El Salvador to qualify for SCCL: Aguila (2012/13); Alianza (2011/12); FAS (2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15); Isidro Metapan (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16); Luis Angel Firpo (2008/09, 2009/10, 2013/14)
    All-Time SCCL Record: GP-3; W-0; D-2; L-1; GF-2; GA-3
    All-Time SCCL Away Record: GP-1; W-0; D-0; L-1; GF-1; GA-2
    Prevailed over Isidro Metapan on penalty kicks (3-1), after a 1-1 draw in the 2015 Salvadoran Clausura final (William Maldonado 22’)
    2015 Salvadoran Apertura Record (6th Place): GP-9; W-4; D-0; L-5; GF-14; GA-14
    2015 Salvadoran Apertura Results: 2-0 home win v Juventud Independiente; 2-1 away loss v Dragon; 4-2 home win v Sonsonate; 1-0 away loss v UES; 3-0 home loss v Isidro Metapan; 4-2 home win v Pasaquina; 2-1 away loss v Aguila; 2-0 away loss v Chalatenango; 2-0 home win v FAS
    Club founded in 2007
    Earned promotion to first division for 2012 Apertura ... qualified for playoffs for 1st time in 2014 Apertura after finishing 1st in regular-season standings (reached semifinals, before falling to Isidro Metapan, 2-1 on aggregate)
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