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Real Salt Lake vs. LA Galaxy: Time, TV schedule, lineup news

Will RSL overcome a Galaxy side hot on their heels in the Shield race?

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Real Salt Lake faces a short-handed LA Galaxy side tonight in a match that seems ripe for success — but, as ever, it’s never that simple.

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: ESPN700, espn700sports.com

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

Lineup news

  • Aaron Maund is out with a broken toe, which, well, truly stinks.
  • Kyle Beckerman is available? Unavailable? That’s a big question that we simply don’t know the answer to yet. He’s eligible to play, and he could be compelled to play under MLS CBA rules (not that I think we’d even think about that) because it’s been more than 24 hours since he last played a match. And the last match was even stateside, so don’t be surprised if he starts.
  • Sunny? Well, he’s now played 150 minutes for Real Monarchs, and while he looked a little rusty in the process, he’s a good option with the captain doubtful. More on that in our “Quotable Quotes” section, with apologies to Reader’s Digest.

Predicted lineup

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

Quotable quotes

Jeff Cassar, on ESPN700, on whether Sunny might be in contention to play:

“I think his fitness is level is right where it needs to be. I still think we probably need to get him up to MLS game speed ... but he’s right there knocking on the door.”