REAL SALT LAKE
RSL’s Herrera Buries Ridiculous Goal From Long Range Against Atlas
Sep 22, 2022, 8:37 PM
(Courtesy of Real Salt Lake)
SANDY – Real Salt Lake defender Aaron Herrera scored against Atlas F.C. on an incredible strike from RSL’s own half of the pitch during the first half of the friendly match.
RSL hosted Atlas at America First Field on Thursday, September 22.
During the 17th minute of action, Herrera spotted that Atlas goalkeeper José Hernández was off his line and drilled a strike from more than 60 yards away.
The shot sailed into the empty net.
Herrera’s rocket of a shot gave Real Salt Lake a 1-0 lead.
🚨 @aaronherrera_22 FROM DOWNTOWN SLC 😱 @realsaltlake takes a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute. #RSL #RSLvATL pic.twitter.com/pF3ogPQjYi
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) September 23, 2022
Herrera entered the match having scored zero goals for RSL this season. In the club’s previous 26 matches, the defender recorded two assists on 15 shots, including three shots on target.
Real Salt Lake’s game against Atlas is broadcast on ESPN+.
Real Salt Lake vs. Atlas F.C.
While a number of Real Salt Lake players depart the state for international duties, those that were not selected to represent their respective countries will continue to train and prepare for the upcoming friendly against LIGA MX side Atlas.
Real Salt Lake and Atlas will play at America First Field on Thursday, September 22 with kickoff scheduled for 8 p.m.
Following a heartbreaking second half of the season for Real Salt Lake, the fixture against Atlas will provide the club with an opportunity to measure itself against a LIGA MX side. However, it appears unlikely that manager Pablo Mastroeni will play a full-strength side.
Rather, with just two regular season games remaining following the friendly against Atlas, the club will likely need to win both and therefore rest for key contributors to the roster will likely occur against Atlas.
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