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The Homecoming: RSLvNYC Match Day Thread & how to watch

His return was prophesied! Jason Kreis and a platoon of former Salt Lakers will make their much-anticipated return under the lights at the Rio Tinto tonight. Follow the action with us, won't you?

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In Harold Pinter's 1964 drama The Homecoming, an expat professor (think Jason Kreis) brings his wife home to England to meet his family for the first time.

Over the course of two tense, demoralizing acts, the professor's wife (in this metaphor, probably Khiry Shelton) engages in the kind of intense, slow-burning mind games with the family (Real Salt Lake) that would force even Jose Mourinho to take notes. In the end, the wife grows, shall we say, "uncomfortably close" with these in-laws, and her husband sulks back overseas without her, not cuckolded as much as neutered.

So, here we are! Homecoming weekend for Kreis and his cadre of former Real Salt Lakers.

New York City FC -- winless in nine matches -- will hope that tonight's tilt won't end in similar shambles. Given the often-harrowing life of an expansion team, however, we can't exactly rule out the possibility of getting Pinter'd.

I mean, have you seen the kind of horrors Real Salt Lake fans can impart?

Seriously-- make sure Khiry gets back on the damn plane.


Real Salt Lake vs. New York City FC
Saturday May 23rd, 10 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. MST
Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT
Watch on YES / Listen on 660 AM (English) & 1280 AM (Español)

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