Real Salt Lake will play Saturday against the Portland Timbers, as originally scheduled.
RSL sent a news release Friday afternoon informing that the team will travel to Portland for the game. These releases are normal, but Friday’s was notable because of the uncertainty surrounding whether the game would occur after RSL and LAFC decided not to play their game Wednesday to show solidarity with other sports leagues not playing their games to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
RSL AT PORTLAND
When • Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
TV • KMYU
It was still unclear as recently as Thursday whether RSL would go to Portland. But Friday’s announcement seems to have put that uncertainty to bed.
RSL will have an almost entirely healthy roster with the exception of Douglas Martinez, who is out with a concussion, and Chris Garcia, who is still recovering from what the team describes as a “non-soccer injury.”
RSL also announced Friday that the game between RSL and LAFC has been rescheduled for Sept. 9 at Rio Tinto Stadium.