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April 13, 2013 4:10 PM EDT
BC Place Stadium — Vancouver, British Columbia
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
Attendance:‬ 18612‎
 

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Real Salt Lake

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.

By Keith Hickey

Alvaro Saborio, Brad Knighton, Real Salt Lake, Vancouver Whitecaps, Major League Soccer, MLS
George Frey
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Rusin, Rochat; Reo-Coker, Davidson; Hurtado, Kobayashi, Teibert; Hertzog.

Injury Report:

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.

Injury Report:

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.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 28, 2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0 - Real Salt Lake 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 4, 2013 Real Salt Lake 2 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 13, 2013 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 - Real Salt Lake 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 27, 2012 Real Salt Lake 0 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 11, 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 - Real Salt Lake 1
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Available Squads
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
-Brad RusinDefender
4Alain RochatDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
40Andy O'BrienDefender
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
16Daigo KobayashiMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
31Russell TeibertMidfielder
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
-Corey HertzogStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
11Darren MattocksStriker
19Erik HurtadoStriker
23Kekuta MannehStriker
-Tom HeinemannStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
6Nat BorchersDefender
28Chris SchulerDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
Results
 
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E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
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Sporting KC
4 1