It's no accident that soccer is the most popular sport in the world—it requires little equipment, is fast paced, has clear rules, and can be played while holding a baby. Discover why the sport is swaddled by the world with today's GrouponLive deal.
- $15 for one ticket to see a U.S. Open Cup match between Real Salt Lake and the Charleston Battery (a $29 value)
- When: Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Rio Tinto Stadium
- Seating: Sections 4–5 or 24–35
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
Celebrating its centennial tournament, the U.S. Open Cup advances to its fourth round with 16 teams remaining. Real Salt Lake takes home field on June 12 against the Charleston Battery, one of the USL’s top teams. A formidable force itself, Real Salt Lake currently owns the second seed in the MLS’s Western Conference. The team owes its success this season to offensive output from leading scorer Álvaro Saborío and stalwart defense from veteran goalie Nick Rimando, who's earned Save of the Week honors twice this year from MLS fans and thankful nets.
Real Salt Lake
Most years, an MLS team would be disappointed by an 11-12-7 regular-season record. That wasn't the case for Real Salt Lake. In 2009, RSL rode that very record to the final spot in the MLS playoffs. Embracing a "Team is the star" philosophy, the squad banded together and swept through the playoffs, besting some of the league's top franchises to capture their first ever MLS Cup. Ever since, the team has been a Western Conference powerhouse behind head coach Jason Kreis, who started his career at Real Salt Lake as team captain before trading his captain's armband for a coach's sense of accountability. Real Salt Lake plays their home games in Rio Tinto Stadium, a 20,000-spectator facility that opened its massive doors in 2008 with advanced technology that includes a 60-foot video screen and LED video ribbons stretching 200 feet across both sidelines.