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June 29, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
BMO Field — Toronto, Ontario
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 20841‎

MLS Preview: Toronto FC - Real Salt Lake

RSL will look to consolidate its new position atop MLS with a visit to perpetually struggling TFC.

By Keith Hickey

Kyle Beckerman, Real Salt Lake
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Toronto FC (4-4-2): Bendik; Richter, Caldwell, Henry, O'Dea; Osorio, Hall, Laba, Convey; Earnshaw, Silva.


OUT: Richard Eckersley (L hamstring), Stefan Frei (L hamstring strain), Andrew Wiedeman (R MCL sprain)

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Salcedo, Wingert; Grabavoy, Morales, Beckerman, Stephenson; Findley, Saborio.


OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder surgery), Chris Schuler (L foot pain), John Stertzer (R shoulder surgery), Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R knee ACL)
  • Toronto FC is ninth out of 10 teams in the Eastern Conference, with nine points from 16 games.

  • Real Salt Lake has 30 points, with 26 goals scored. That's enough to put the Royals top of both Major League Soccer and the Western Conference.
  • Three RSL players - Kyle Beckerman, Nick Rimando, and Tony Beltran - were called up by U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann for next month's Gold Cup.
  • The Reds have won just one of their last nine games in all competitions, against last-placed D.C. United.
  • These teams met just one time last year. RSL ended up winning a 3-2 match at Rio Tinto Stadium.

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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 29, 2014 Real Salt Lake 3 - Toronto FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 29, 2013 Toronto FC 0 - Real Salt Lake 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 28, 2012 Real Salt Lake 3 - Toronto FC 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 13, 2011 Toronto FC 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 25, 2011 Real Salt Lake 3 - Toronto FC 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
15Doneil HenryDefender
13Steven CaldwellDefender
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
48Darren O'DeaDefender
15Matías LabaMidfielder
21Jonathan OsorioMidfielder
10Danny KoevermansStriker
15Bobby ConveyMidfielder
-Jeremy BrockieStriker
33Ryan RichterMidfielder
40Quillan RobertsGoalkeeper
5Ashtone MorganDefender
6Gale AgbossoumondeDefender
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
20Darel RussellMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
17Justin BraunStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
4Aaron MaundDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
10Robbie FindleyStriker
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