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July 3, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ I. Elfath‎
Attendance:‬ 20445‎
75′ Luis Gil
90+7′ (PG) Javier Morales
Conor Casey 76′

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Philadelphia Union

Real Salt Lake will make it eight wins in a row in all competitions if the Claret and Cobalt can overcome international call-ups and the Philadelphia Union.

By Keith Hickey

Nat Borchers, Real Salt Lake; Sebastien Le Toux, Philadelphia Union; MLS (Getty Images)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Saunders; Palmer, Maund, Borchers, Wingert; Garcia, Alvarez, Morales, Plata; Findley, Sandoval.


OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder surgery), Chris Schuler (L foot pain), John Stertzer (R shoulder surgery), Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R knee ACL)

Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Le Toux, Carroll, Farfan, Cruz; Casey, Wheeler.


OUT: Kleberson (R quad strain), Michael Lahoud (sports hernia surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Conor Casey (knee strain)
  • Real Salt Lake is currently first in the West and all of MLS with 33 points. Philadelphia is third in the East, with 26.

  • Real has yet to lose a game to the Union in Major League Soccer. The Royals have two wins from five meetings, with three draws.
  • Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath made his MLS debut against RSL on September 3, 2012. He came on to replace injured starter Faryd Mondragon and posted a shutout second half but could not prevent a 2-1 defeat to the Royals
  • Real Salt Lake defender Tony Beltran is suspended for his match.
  • Beltran's suspension came at an opportune time for the fullback, who was called up to the USA squad for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup, along with teammates Kyle Beckerman and Nick Rimando. Union striker and MLS leading scorer Jack McInerney is also in the U.S. squad. Other nations have similarly drawn from these teams, with Costa Rica's Alvaro Saborio missing from RSL and Trinidad & Tobago's Keon Daniel absent from the Union.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 24, 2012 Philadelphia Union 0 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 11, 2011 Philadelphia Union 1 - Real Salt Lake 1
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12Josh SaundersGoalkeeper
6Nat BorchersDefender
16Carlos SalcedoDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
10Robbie FindleyStriker
24Jeff AttinellaGoalkeeper
4Aaron MaundDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
21Luis GilMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
18Zac MacMathGoalkeeper
25Sheanon WilliamsDefender
28Ray GaddisDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
7Brian CarrollMidfielder
14Amobi OkugoMidfielder
26Michael FarfanMidfielder
22Leo FernandesMidfielder
44Danny CruzMidfielder
6Conor CaseyStriker
11Sebastien Le TouxMidfielder
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20Roger TorresMidfielder
12Aaron WheelerStriker
29Antoine HoppenotStriker
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