RSL maintains lead in the West after draw

Real Salt Lake remains unbeaten with sturdy defense in draw against Montréal
Colorado Rapids v Real Salt Lake
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Real Salt Lake (RSL) continues to hold strong in the Western Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS) after securing a scoreless draw against CF Montréal, extending their impressive undefeated streak to 14 consecutive games.

In a closely contested match characterized by few clear scoring opportunities, RSL showed why they are one of the most respected defensive forces in the league this season. With goalkeeper Zac MacMath securing his sixth clean sheet of the season, the team managed to neutralize the opposition's attacks, keeping the score unchanged despite Montréal's efforts.

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The game saw moments of tension and strategy, with RSL capitalizing on counterattacks and Montréal pressing for a home advantage. Standout performances included Anderson Julio, whose rapid runs troubled the opposing defense, and Chicho Arango, the captain who led the frontline with determination.

Statistically, Real Salt Lake dominated the shot count (19 to 11), shots on target (6 to 2), and corners (7 to 0), demonstrating clear control of the game despite the final result.

With 34 points from 18 games, the Salt Lake City team maintains an impressive pace this season, solidifying themselves as one of the favorites.