Real Salt Lake finished its 2019 preseason with a starting lineup that looked closer to normal on Saturday against the Portland Timbers, but the small semblance of cohesion didn’t produce positive results.

RSL lost to Portland 3-0 as it looks ahead to starting the regular season on the road next week against the Houston Dynamo. The Timbers led 2-0 at halftime Saturday and scored another goal near the end of the match for good measure.


Albert Rusák returned to the team after missing some time in order to obtain his green card.