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Match Thread: Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids

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Doug Pensinger

Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids

Live on ABC 4 | 4 p.m. MDT

Pre-match Reading

RSL Soapbox: Training notes

RSL Soapbox: When last they met: RSL v. Colorado

RSL Soapbox: Three Questions with Burgundy Wave

RSL Soapbox: Mansally suspended for one match for headbutt

Burgundy Wave: Mastroeni, Buddle both doubtful

Burgundy Wave: RSL v. Rapids preview

RealSaltLake.com: Tactical Preview

Predicted Lineup

Rimando; Beltran, Watson-Siriboe, Schuler, Palmer (debut); Beckerman (c), Velasquez, Grabavoy, Gil; Saborio, Findley

Injuries and Absences

Out: Chris Wingert, Javier Morales.

Doubtful: Nat Borchers.

Stats and Notes

The home team hasn't lost in a Rocky Mountain Cup since 2007, leaving Real Salt Lake in good company. They may need to win, though, to set the right pace for sealing the Rocky Mountain Cup for a seventh consecutive year.

Real Salt Lake won last year's home opener — against New York Red Bulls — by a 2-0 scoreline. Luis Gil and Fabian Espindola scored that night.