Real Salt Lake had a surprise visitor make its way into their match against the LA Galaxy Saturday night — though it wasn’t what anyone inside Rio Tinto Stadium could have expected.
Midway through the first half, a duck flew into the stadium and made its way onto the pitch in the middle of a Salt Lake corner kick.
The duck didn’t want to leave either. It remained completely unfazed by the game going on all around it, and couldn’t even be scared off the field by multiple security guards.
— alyssa sorenson (@lyssorenson) September 2, 2018
While it was a little disruptive, the duck quickly garnered quite the following on social media.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) September 2, 2018
A little duck hanging around on the Galaxy’s side of the field and the TV camera and commentators are much more interested in the duck than the match lol#mls
— Shohei (@guymonguymon) September 2, 2018
— Brooke Tunstall (@YesThatBrooke) September 2, 2018
Duck on the field. The true winner tonight pic.twitter.com/A2I2kbHTnB
— Spenno (@Spenno_77) September 2, 2018
This duck on the field at RSL really…
QUACKS ME UP.
— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) September 2, 2018
Ibra is out here trying to score his 500th goal when a duck sprints on to the field. MLS is something special! pic.twitter.com/Vm1AbP1Gxm
— 🇸🇪 (@SwedeStats) September 2, 2018
Finally, security was able to run the duck off the pitch so the game could continue uninterrupted.
Watch out Leo the Lion, @RealSaltLake may have a new mascot! A duck went running full speed onto the field and tried its best to get in the match. It was having a good game, too, until the "goalie" blocked it on the side. #RSL
VIDEO: Tori Dillon pic.twitter.com/8R1RvBQgZm
— KSL 5 TV (@KSL5TV) September 2, 2018
When it’s all said and done, though, that duck may be the biggest star from Saturday’s game.
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