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.
@TheCrossbarRSL Cassar said Thursday the club was keeping an eye on Rimando, but didn't specify further. I'd guess it's just a week off.— Chris Kamrani (@chriskamrani) April 25, 2015
#RSL GK @NickRimando OUT tonight with knee injury suffered in #USMNT friendly v MEX, aggravated v VAN— Real Salt Lake (@RealSaltLake) April 25, 2015
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.
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.