How to watch
- Where: Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
- When: 7:30 p.m. Mountain, 8:30 p.m. Central
- 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
We’re still in tricky territory with injuries, but things actually ... well ... I hate to say it, just because somebody’s going to say I’m “jinxing it” despite that ACTIVELY NOT BEING A THING, but you know what, I’ll just get on with it: We’re looking like the injuries might be fading.
Aaron Maund is back to fitness — that’s great! He’s only played twice this season, and only once has he played 90 minutes. That’ll be interesting to see if he plays. I’d really like him to play, because otherwise, we have a grand total of zero center backs on the bench, and only one actual center back available.
Justen Glad is almost certainly still out — don’t hold your breath on this one, folks. He’ll be back after the U-20 World Cup ends. Jordan Allen’s listed as questionable, so don’t count on him, either. Also listed as questionable: Tony Beltran, Nick Rimando, and Kyle Beckerman. Rimando’s basically confirmed to not be playing, and there’s no real word on the other two. I’d like both to play. We’ll see.
The big non-injury question this week: Will Joao Plata play? He raised the ire of Mike Petke after being late for training (and missing out on the big team photo as a result), and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him sitting on the bench, with another player — Sebastian Saucedo, one would imagine — getting a start instead. That’s perfectly in line with everything Petke’s said about training being the determining factor in whether a player gets minutes or not. So... we’ll see.
Matt VanOekel; Danilo Acosta, Aaron Maund, Chris Wingert, Demar Phillips; Luke Mulholland, Sunny, Albert Rusnak; Brooks Lennon, Yura Movsisyan, SebastianSaucedo