Real Salt Lake hosts FC Dallas on Saturday in a MLS Western Conference fixture. Real Salt Lake is seventh in the conference table at 7-6-8 on 27 points with a goal difference of +4. Real Salt Lake has lost back-to-back matches on the road but will be at home where they have won three straight. The winning streak of three consecutive at home is the longest at home for RSL since May through July of 2019.
Real Salt Lake was defeated by Vancouver 4-1 in Vancouver last Saturday. Rubio Rubin, Anderson Julio and Albert Rusnak have each scored five goals to lead Real Salt Lake. Aaron Herrera is the leader in assists with six and Rubin is second with four. Goalkeeper Andrew Putna has appeared in two matches this season for Real Salt Lake and allowed six goals, but the first two goalkeepers are out.
FC Dallas is 10th in the conference table at 6-7-9 on 25 points with a goal difference of -3. Dallas is unbeaten in each of its last four matches on the road with two victories and two draws. Prior to this current success on the road, Dallas head last eight consecutive road matches dating back to the playoffs of last season. Dallas is coming off a 5-3 victory over Austin last Sunday. The Toros scored three goals within a four-minute span during the first half.
Dallas has two wins, one draw and two losses over its last five matches in the MLS and during that stretch has scored nine goals and conceded eight. Ricardo Pepi is the leading goal scorer for Dallas with 11, while Jader Rafael Obrian and Jesus Ferreira each have scored four. Szabolcs Schon is the leader in assists for Dallas with six and two others have four each.