RSL M Jasper Loffelsend opens MLS account with first-half goal against San Jose

SALT LAKE CITY – Real Salt Lake midfielder Jasper Loffelsend scored his first career MLS goal in the first half to tie the RSL game against San Jose.

After conceding a goal early in the game, Jasper Loffelsend put one in the back of the net to equalize for RSL on the road against the Earthquakes.

In the 21st minute, Andrew Brody sent the ball to Leffelsend, who fired the ball to his right past the San Jose goalkeeper. This tied the match at one goal apiece.

The Earthquakes struck first from a Cristian Espinoza penalty in the 12th minute. The penalty kick came from a hand call and a yellow card to RSL defender Justen Glad.

Going into the game Saturday night, RSL sat fifth in the Western Conference table with 34 points and a 9-7-7 record. San Jose was 13th in the West with 23 points and a 5-9-8 record. RSL are coming off a 1-0 loss to FC Dallas in their first home loss of the 2022 season last week. Before that, they beat Sporting Kansas City at home 3-0 before losing to Atlanta United on the road.

In July, Real Salt Lake has one win, three losses and a draw.

San Jose is coming off a pair of 2-1 losses to Portland and San Jose. In July, they have two wins (Chicago and LA Galaxy), two losses and a draw with Toronto FC.

The RSL match can be streamed on, the KSL Sports app and the KSL TV app.

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