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Match Thread: Real Salt Lake v. Portland Timbers — How to watch, lineup predictions and more

Ready for the season opener? Yeah, so are we. Here's how to watch, our predicted lineup, and some things to read while you're waiting anxiously.

Susan Ragan-USA TODAY Sports
Portland Timbers v. Real Salt Lake
8:00 p.m. MST
TV: KMYU (2.2 OTA, 12 satellite, 22 (SD) 643 (HD) Comcast) | Online: MLS Live
Week one

So, Portland Timbers, huh? Alright, well, I guess we'd better get at it.

Predicted lineup

First on the docket: a predicted lineup. Weston Jenson has the RSL Soapbox prediction.

Rimando; Beltran, Olave, Schuler, Phillips; Morales, Beckerman, Gil; Jaime, Saborio, Garcia.

He also predicted some substitutes: Jordan Allen, Luke Mulholland, and Devon Sandoval to come off the bench.

Think it's good enough to make a difference?

Three questions

We did that regular 'Three Questions' bit with Stumptown Footy about some Portland Timbers concerns, and we'd highly recommend you read it if you want the inside track.

It's clear early on that Borchers is going to be a key figure in the locker room, as well. Along with Ridgewell, Will Johnson, Diego Chara, and Diego Valeri, Borchers further reinforces the leadership in the Timbers' spine.

Preview coverage

Five RSL players whose preseason changed their chances at minutes tonight

Three things to watch against Portland Timbers

Match preview