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May 4, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 17480‎
 
47′ Luis Gil
 
 

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Vancouver Whitecaps

RSL's sputtering offense comes up against a Vancouver side fresh off a comeback draw against first-placed Dallas and a Canadian Championship final berth.

By Keith Hickey

Jason Kreis-RSL
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Wingert; Gil, Beckerman, Morales, Grabavoy; Saborio, Plata.

Injury Report:

OUT: Cole Grossman (Concussion)

QUESTIONABLE: Chris Wingert (R foot fracture)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Rusin, Rochat; Reo-Coker, Davidson; Koffie, Kobayashi, Camilo; Mattocks.

Injury Report:

OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Corey Hertog (Concussion symptoms)

QUESTIONABLE: Kenny Miller (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver is currently in seventh place in the Western Conference. RSL is in fifth, the last playoff spot.
  • The 'Caps are in a four-way tie for leakiest offense in the conference, with 11 goals allowed.
  • RSL is the only team in an MLS playoff spot with a negative goal difference (-2).
  • Part of that problem is the fact that the Royals have scored just seven goals, the fewest of any team to occupy one of those positions.
  • On Wednesday, Vancouver advanced to the final of the Canadian Championship with a win over FC Edmonton.


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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-09-28 Vancouver Whitecaps 0 - Real Salt Lake 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-05-04 Real Salt Lake 2 - Vancouver Whitecaps 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-04-13 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - Real Salt Lake 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-10-27 Real Salt Lake 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-08-11 Vancouver Whitecaps 2 - Real Salt Lake 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony BeltranDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
8João Plata CoteraStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
4Alain RochatDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
16J. LeverónDefender
40Andy O'BrienDefender
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
16Daigo KobayashiMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
-Corey HertzogStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
19Erik HurtadoStriker
23Kekuta MannehStriker
-Tom HeinemannStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2