Real Salt Lake dropped a big rivalry game against Colorado last week, and Vancouver is looking to arrest a slide after a good start to the season.
|Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Rusin, Rochat; Reo-Coker, Davidson; Hurtado, Kobayashi, Teibert; Hertzog.
OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Omar Salgado (R foot pain)
QUESTIONABLE: Kenny Miller (R hamstring strain)
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Mansally; Alvarez, Beckerman, Gil, Grabavoy; Sandoval, Garcia.
OUT: Robbie Findley (L adductor strain), Cole Grossman (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: Javier Morales (R knee menisectomy), Khari Stephenson (L knee sprain), Rich Balchan (L groin strain), Alvaro Saborio (R knee swelling), Carlos Salcedo (concussion), Joao Plata (R hamstring strain), David Viana (R quad strain), Chris Wingert (R knee soreness)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Real Salt Lake is currently sixth in MLS's Western Conference, with seven points from six games.
- Vancouver is one spot ahead, with as many points from five games, but boasting a neutral goal difference. RSL is at -1.
- RSL is coming off a loss to Rocky Mountain Cup rival Colorado. The Royals are in danger of losing the trophy to the Rapids for the first time since 2006.
- These teams met three times last season. Each took a 2-1 win at home before a 0-0 draw in Utah on the final day of the season.
- RSL players have been called offside six times this season, tied for the fewest in MLS.