How to watch
- Where: Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
- When: 8 p.m. Mountain, 9 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
- Real Salt Lake hasn’t exactly been good in MLS, but the last five games have actually featured two wins — a 2-3-0 record isn’t good by any means, but it’s slightly better than you’d have thought from the magnitude of the scorelines at hand.
- For the first time in an age, the club has enough players available that coach Mike Petke has options. Interesting to see tonight will be who’s in the starting lineup, who’s on the bench, and who’s been dropped entirely.
- There’s also the big question of who replaces Albert Rusnak. Will it be Joao Plata? Jefferson Savarino? Luke Mulholland? Questions abound here.
Why you should watch
- Minnesota United remains almost as bad as we are — but they haven’t won on the road at all. Three of our four wins have come at home. That’s not a bad recipe, but is it a recipe for a fantastic meeting? Maybe if you’re a Real Salt Lake fan.
- Again, this is about who’s available. We get to see Mike Petke with a squad available that can actually push each other for spots. There’s competition for once. Will that make a difference? I don’t know — coaches sure act like it does.