Second in the West hosts the team tied for second from bottom in the East with three points on offer in Utah.
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Wingert; Gil, Beckerman, Morales, Grabavoy; Plata, Sandoval.||
OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder separation), Cole Grossman (Concussion), Alvaro Saborio (R quad tear)
QUESTIONABLE: Nat Borchers (influenza), Robbie Findley (L knee hyperextension), Olmes Garcia (R adductor strain)
|Chicago Fire (4-5-1): Johnson; Anibaba, Soumare, Berry, Segares; Rolfe, Pause, Lindpere, Larentowicz, Duka; Nyarko.||
OUT: Arne Friedrich (L Hamstring Tightness), Steven Kinney (R quad strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Hunter Jumper (R groin strain), Daniel Paladini (L calf inflammation), Victor Pineda (R ankle sprain), Maicon Santos (L knee hyperextension)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- RSL hasn't scored on Chicago for three consecutive games, two goalless draws and a 3-0 loss.
- The Fire haven't scored in 277 straight minutes heading into this match.
- Ned Grabavoy scored two goals in a match for the first time in his career in Salt Lake's 4-1 win over Chivas USA. Grabavoy's first regular season goals since 2010 came days after his wife gave birth to twins.
- The win nudged Real up to second in the Western Conference, with 20 points. Chicago has seven points.
- Wells Thompson is suspended for this match.