While Real Salt Lake remains without some key players, particularly Nick Rimando and Kyle Beckerman, an emerging sense that this RSL team is actually — let's whisper it — potentially very good might give some cause for hope.
Throw in the fact that the last loss this Kansas City side experienced came at the hands of Real Salt Lake — their only loss in their last 10 matches, in fact — and you would be forgiven for being a little optimistic about this one.
RSL lineup news
Out (international): Nick Rimando, Kyle Beckerman
Out (injury): Demar Phillips, Jamison Olave, Jordan Allen
Out (traded to DC United): Alvaro Saborio
Uncertain (injury): Chris Schuler, Luis Silva
RSL predicted lineup
Attinella; Beltran, Maund, Vasquez, Mansally; Mulholland, Gil, Morales; Garcia, Jaime, Plata
Bench: Fernandez, Glad, Kavita, Pecka, Stertzer, Saucedo, Sandoval
TV and stream details
Kickoff: 9 p.m. MDT (8 p.m. Arizona, 10 p.m. Central)
TV (National): Univision Deportes USA, UniMas, Univision Deportes en Vivo
TV (Local): KMYU (2.2 OTA, 12 satellite, 22 Comcast; with Brian Dunseth on the call)
Stream: Univision (TV subscription)