Tonight, Real Salt Lake faces a team that’s been surprisingly difficult for them to beat during their MLS tenure: FC Dallas.
Maybe it’s the heat and humidity — or maybe it’s more about a team that has been consistent and very effective with their homegrown signings over the years, allowing them to run a proper squad year after year.
Whatever the case, Real Salt Lake will be hoping to come into Frisco, Texas and make an impact with a reserves-packed squad.
How to watch
Where: Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
When: 6 p.m. Mountain Standard, 7 p.m. Central
TV: KMYU (2.2 over-the-air; 12 satellite; 643 Comcast HD)
Live stream: MLS Live
Radio, English: ESPN700, espn700sports.com
Radio, Spanish: 102.3 La Gran D FM / 1600 AM
- Sunny is out after suffering an orbital fracture — he’ll be out for some time
- Kyle Beckerman is out on international duty; the U.S. plays at the same time as Real Salt Lake. (Great!)
The following players played 120 minutes on Tuesday, 90 minutes on Saturday, and 90 minutes on Wednesday:
- Aaron Maund
- Juan Manuel Martinez
- Javier Morales
Don’t be surprised if Jeff Cassar issues an extensive rotation with matches on Tuesday and Friday.
Jeff Cassar on Wednesday’s comeback victory:
You have to look at the response. Obviously it's extremely positive and the manner that we were just imposing our will on that team they were just changing the formation, changing their strategies, trying to bring players on, and I thought that, I really liked what we were doing in the second half and now we have to figure out how we can play with that same urgency and intensity for 90 minutes. I'm going to have to look at everything to why we're starting that way, but it's got to get better, quick.