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Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: Time, TV schedule, lineup news

RSL will try to put Portland to the sword and dash playoff hopes while securing their own.

MLS: LA Galaxy at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight’s match won’t be an easy one — not after a rough-and-tumble match on Wednesday — but all we need is a little good news in the defense and we might just be ready to go.

That’s right: facing Portland Timbers has never been the easiest thing, even when Jason Kreis’s 2013 RSL side laid absolute and utter waste to the team. It’s not easier now, as they fight for a chance at the playoffs.

With Jamison Olave suspended, will a previously injured Justen Glad be thrust back into the limelight? And what of Chris Schuler, who has yet to start for RSL since returning? These are the questions we’ll have answered tonight.

How to watch

Where: Providence Park; Portland, Oregon

When: 8:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight

Local TV: KMYU (2.2 over-the-air; 12 satellite; 643 Comcast HD)

Live stream: MLS Live

  • Radio, English: 100.7 FM (7:30 p.m. pre-game)

Radio, Spanish: 102.3 La Gran D FM / 1600 AM

Lineup news

  • Aaron Maund is out with a broken toe. Sigh.
  • Sunny is available ,although there’s no saying right now whether he starts or not.
  • Justen Glad is said to be available. Chris Schuler was also back in training as recently as Thursday.

Predicted lineup

RSL XI: Rimando; Beltran, Schuler, Glad, Phillips; Beckerman, Mulholland, Morales; Martinez, Movsisyan, Plata