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Played
March 30, 2013 9:10 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 20359‎
 
Brad Evans 57′
35′ Luis Gil
 

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Seattle Sounders FC

The Seattle Sounders, yet to win in MLS in 2013, travel to Utah to face last year's playoff rival, Real Salt Lake.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Andy Rose, Seattle Sounders FC; Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake; MLS
Otto Greule Jr
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Watson-Siriboe, Palmer; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Gil, Velazquez; Saborio, Findley.

Injury Report:

OUT: Javier Morales (R knee menisectomy), Carlos Salcedo (concussion), Chris Wingert (R knee soreness), David Viana (R quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Khari Stephenson (L knee sprain), Rich Balchan (L groin strain)
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Martinez, Alonso, Rose, Zakuani; Rosales, Eddie Johnson.

Injury Report:

OUT: Patrick Ianni (R foot fracture), Sharlie Joseph (L calf strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Brad Evans (L calf strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • With one point from three games, Seattle has matched is poorest start to a season since joining MLS in 2009.
  • Salt Lake, missing 11 players to injury and international duty, lost 2-0 to FC Dallas last week. RSL is now 0-19-3 in Texas, having never won in the state.
  • This is a replay of last year's playoff matchup. Over two legs, a lone Mario Martinez goal pushed Seattle into the next round.
  • The last two regular season meetings between these teams were scoreless draws.
  • Yordany Álvarez is suspended for this match.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 13, 2013 Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 22, 2013 Real Salt Lake 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 30, 2013 Real Salt Lake 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 8, 2012 Real Salt Lake 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Nov 2, 2012 Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Real Salt Lake 0
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
6Nat BorchersDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
10Robbie FindleyStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
-Enzo Agustin MartinezMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
81Michael GspurningGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
7Steve ZakuaniMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
9Obafemi MartinsStriker
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
16David EstradaStriker
26S. OchoaStriker
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