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Nick Rimando out with knee injury, RSL returns to diamond with 16 players available

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Real Salt Lake will return to the diamond for tonight's match, with Luis Gil at the top — but with that surprise come several others, including Nick Rimando not playing in the match.

Rimando's non-presence is apparently due to a knee injury, and Salt Lake Tribune reporter Chris Kamrani said "the club was keeping an eye on Rimando" as of earlier this week.

Injuries and other concerns — including suspensions for Jamison Olave and Sebastian Saucedo — meant RSL was unable to fill the bench, with only 16 players available for the match.

A return to the diamond is also on the cards, with Luis Gil at the top of it with Javier Morales out with a strain of some sort — groin or hamstring.

Only two players on the bench have made an appearance for Real Salt Lake: Devon Sandoval and Abdoulie Mansally.

#RSL XI: Attinella; Beltran/Maund/Vasquez/Phillips; Beckerman/Stertzer/Mulholland/Gil; Saborio/Garcia

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Real Salt Lake was unable to fill their bench for tonight's match, with only 16 players available for the match tonight against New England Revolution — a club record for fewest players on the bench.