Real Salt Lake weren’t good enough last week, but this weekend, they have a chance to redeem themselves against the league-leaders, FC Dallas.
As a reminder, it’s a team they beat last month — and they were every bit as good then.
How to watch
- Where: Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
- When: 7:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight
- Local TV: KMYU (2.2 over-the-air; 12 satellite; 643 Comcast HD)
- Live stream: MLS Live
- Radio, English: ESPN 700 AM (6:30 p.m. pre-game)
- Radio, Spanish: 102.3 La Gran D FM / 1600 AM
- Aaron Maund is out with his bum toe, but there’s always speculation he could return before the end of the year. It’s just, well, maybe that’s only if we make MLS Cup.
- Sunny is available again as he returns from a disciplinary committee suspension.
- Javier Morales is listed as probable, meaning he’s likely to start for the team after a poor, poor showing from the team last week without him.
- Also listed as probable? Half the team: Chris Schuler, Jordan Allen, Justen Glad, and Olmes Garcia. (OK, maybe that’s not half.)
- Joao Plata and Yura Movsisyan are both listed as questionable, so don’t count on them starting. Movsisyan was said to be a game-day decision, and I don’t believe there’s been a final consensus on Plata.
- Ricardo Velazco and Phanuel Kavita are both away for the Real Monarchs match — as would be others like Danilo Acosta — so let that guide your lineup thoughts.
- Emery Welshman’s absence continues, inevitably.
- It looks like Jeff Attinella is out as backup goalkeeper again, with Lalo Fernandez staying in Salt Lake City this morning instead of traveling with Real Monarchs. Last week, the club said he had an elbow injury, but they also didn’t elaborate further. He was not listed in the latest injury report by the club. Still, it may be precautionary.
RSL XI: Rimando; Beltran, Schuler, Glad, Phillips; Beckerman, Sunny, Morales; Martinez, Movsisyan, Allen