The start of the CONCACAF Champions League didn't go as planned for Real Salt Lake. On the road in Costa Rica, they lost 1-0 to Herediano. Elias Aguilar scored the game's only goal in the 14th minute. Salt Lake's Nat Borchers was sent off in the 58th.
"When you’re down a man you can’t afford to take many risks," RSL coach Jason Kreis said. "We feel that if we take care of business in our next two matches against Tauro, if we can have success in those matches; losing 1-0 is not the worst place to be. Herediano comes to our place in October, and only being down a goal, it would essentially become a head-to-head competition. We don’t think we’re in the worst spot in the world, we certainly don’t like where we are, but we’re not in the worst spot in the world."
Elsewhere in the Champions League, Monterrey beat Chorrillo 5-0.