thumbnail Hello,
Live

MLS

  • April 5, 2014
  • • 20:30
  • • Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kansas
  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • • Attendance: 19838
0
FT
0

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Real Salt Lake

Russell Isabella

The second place teams from each conference will square off Saturday in Kansas City as Real Salt Lake heads to Sporting Park.

It's second place in the East vs. second place in the West as Sporting Kansas City plays host to Real Salt Lake in a rematch of the 2013 MLS Cup final.

Sporting took home the title in that match, and RSL will likely be out for a bit of revenge, especially with the knowledge that SKC isn't at its best so far this campaign.

While the club sits second in the Eastern Conference on seven points from four games, the return of 1.75 points-per-game is actually fourth, with both Houston and Toronto holding a game in hand and trailing in the table by just one point.

RSL, with eight points from four games, is behind only streaking FC Dallas in the West, and unlike SKC isn't giving up a game in hand to any of its immediate rivals for that position. Real is, however, tied on points with Vancouver, but coming off a 3-0 thrashing of Toronto FC will feel confident of being able to take points off another of the league's top teams this weekend.

Follow GOAL.COM on

Related

Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2014-04-05 Sporting Kansas City 0 - Real Salt Lake 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-12-07 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Real Salt Lake 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-07-20 Real Salt Lake 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-04-14 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2011-09-17 Real Salt Lake 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
11Salvatore ZizzoMidfielder
-Oriol RosellStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
21Jon KempinGoalkeeper
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
23Alex MartínezMidfielder
9ToniMidfielder
16Claudio BielerStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
24Jeff AttinellaGoalkeeper
25Richard BalchanDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
6Nat BorchersDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
1E. FernándezGoalkeeper
4Aaron MaundDefender
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
19Luke MulhollandMidfielder
27John StertzerMidfielder
49Devon SandovalStriker

From the web