Rimando, Beltran, Borchers, Salcedo, Wingert; Beckerman, Gil, Grabavoy, Morales; Plata, Sandoval
Subs: Saunders, Schuler, Palmer, Alvarez, Stephenson, Velasquez, Findley
Carlos Salcedo starting ahead of Chris Schuler is an interesting decision. Schuler trained without apparent issue on Saturday, which would seem to indicate that it's a tactical decision instead of a fitness decision, although that's difficult to say definitively.
Tactically, Salcedo and Borchers might be a better fit than Schuler and Borchers. Chris Schuler has struggled at times to fill the role — perhaps it is a case of he and Borchers playing a bit too similarly by their defensive nature, but Schuler sometimes steps forward recklessly and makes costly mistakes.
One thing is certain: After RSL went ahead twice against Montreal and still managed to concede three goals and lose the match, defensive corrections have been needed. It's a fascinating progression the young center back has made since officially signing this season. Will a strong defensive display give him a chance to keep a spot at the center of defense?
Kwame Watson-Siriboe misses out through suspension; Olmes Garcia and Alvaro Saborio miss out through injury. Garcia picked up a knock in training on Saturday, while Saborio is still working his way back from a quad tear.
With Saborio out, rookie Devon Sandoval continues up top.