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Played
March 16, 2013 6:05 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 20370‎
 

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Colorado Rapids

These two Western Conference clubs do battle for bragging rights in the Rocky Mountain Cup.

By Stephanie Gardner

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Kwame, Schuler, Palmer; Beckerman, Velasquez, Gil, Stephenson; Findley, Garcia.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Javier Morales (R knee menisectomy), Nat Borchers (L quad tendon), Chris Wingert (R knee soreness), Ned Grabavoy (family matter)
Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Wynne, Moor, Calderon, Mullan; LaBrocca, Thomas, Powers; Mwanga, Brown, Harbottle.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Edson Buddle (knee), Martin Rivero (R foot fracture), Jaime Castrillon (knee surgery)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Kyle Beckerman has always been on the winning side of the Rocky Mountain Cup since its beginning in 2005.
  • Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja and RSL head coach Jason Kreis played together on FC Dallas for four seasons.
  • Real Salt Lake has claimed the Rocky Mountain Cup six out of the eight years the competition has been contested.
  • Real Salt Lake picked up two 2-0 wins in Utah last season, but the Rapids got a bit of revenge in the third meeting, running out winners in a 1-0 match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
  • Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids are both coming into week three after suffering disappointing losses to Eastern Conference teams.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 3, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - Real Salt Lake 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 6, 2013 Colorado Rapids 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 16, 2013 Real Salt Lake 1 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 4, 2012 Colorado Rapids 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 21, 2012 Real Salt Lake 2 - Colorado Rapids 0
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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
10Robbie FindleyStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
12Nicholas GrossmanMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
14D. CalderónDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
-Kevin Andrew Harbottle CarrascoStriker
26Deshorn BrownStriker
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
15Chris KluteDefender
-Shane O'NeillDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
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E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
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NY Red Bulls
4 1