Tonight, Real Salt Lake faces New England Revolution in a match that, for our side, is about a lot more than just a preseason friendly.
No, this match, which starts at 8 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, is important, although not in and of itself. It's important because it's a good chance for the first team to get one last preseason game under their belt before venturing forward into CONCACAF Champions League, with only a week remaining until that certain-to-be-tense night.
There's a strong likelihood that Real Salt Lake will put out a full-strength lineup, and that means — at least as of right now — that we'd be looking at:
Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Jamison Olave, Jerry Akaminko, Demar Phillips; Kyle Beckerman, Sunny Sunday, Javier Morales; Joao Plata, Yura Movsisyan, Burrito Martinez
Don't expect everyone to go 90 minutes, but likewise, you shouldn't be shocked if some (or most) do. We'll predict three substitutes — just because.
Predicted substitutes: Olmes Garcia, Luke Mulholland, Chris Wingert
How to watch Real Salt Lake vs. New England Revolution, Desert Diamond Cup
- When: 8 p.m. Mountain; 10 p.m. Eastern
- Where: Tucson, Ariz.
- Stream on RSL.com, MLSSoccer.com — if a stream is available to embed, it will be embedded here