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Match Thread: Real Salt Lake v. Colorado Rapids, April 6

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Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids are facing off once again. Here's the match thread — join in the fun, yeah?

Photo by James Bosworth

Pre-match reading

RSL Soapbox: Match Preview - RSL face Rapids yet again

RSL Soapbox: When Last They Met - RSL v Colorado Rapids

RSL Soapbox: Video - Misguided Rapids video calls Beckerman "creepy"

The Sovereign: Tactical Preview - RSL v Colorado

Salt Lake Tribune: Rimando a star on and off the field

Real Salt Lake lineup

Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Mansally; Beckerman, Velasquez, Grabavoy, Gil; Sandoval, Saborio

Stats and notes

Let's focus today on pass length, seeing as I've just built out a web application for pass lengths and the like. Broken down by general midfield starters. (Units are in yards and may be off by .5 in either direction. Stats via Opta chalkboards.)

Opponent Kyle Beckerman Ned Grabavoy Sebastian Velasquez Luis Gil
Seattle Sounders 19.58 14.9 16.65 20.18
FC Dallas - 16.96 - 15.16
Colorado Rapids 23.61 16.51 18.94 16.11
DC United 21.40 - 20.79 19.3
SJ Earthquakes 21.70 - 16.98 17.9