Real Salt Lake’s season opener against MLS second-best Toronto FC comes tomorrow, and even though the MLS offseason is truly a short one, it really feels like this one’s been a long time coming.
It’ll be well worth a watch, with some of the best talent in the league on display (Sebastian Giovinco) paired against a young, potentially exciting Real Salt Lake.
How to watch
- Where: Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
- When: 2:30 p.m. Mountain
- 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, which is unfortunate — he has a hamstring injury that will keep him out of the match. Expect a
- Demar Phillips is also out with a hamstring injury. Hooray! Here’s what Jeff Cassar told the Tribune’s Chris Kamrani:
"Obviously we can't force it," Cassar said. "Wish we had [Danny] Acosta here in town, which would've been nice, but Chris Wingert's had a very good preseason, a strong preseason and he's nice and fresh and ready to go and I expect a big game from him."
That does tell us something significant about how we’re looking at Danilo Acosta in 2017.
- Kyle Beckerman is listed as probable in the RSL-provided match preview, but let’s just say we’d be surprised if he starts. A good surprised, but, you know. Surprised.