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Played
July 20, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ M. Foerster‎
Attendance:‬ 19832‎
 
Soony Saad 67′
 
Ike Opara 90+6′

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Sporting Kansas City

The top teams in each division meet in Utah on Saturday when Real Salt Lake hosts Sporting Kansas City.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Olmes Garcia, Devon Sandoval, Real Salt Lake, MLS
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-2-3-1): Rimando; Wingert, McDonald, Borchers, Mansally; Alvarez, Grabavoy; Velasquez, Morales, Gil; Findley.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder surgery), Chris Schuler (L foot pain), John Stertzer (R shoulder surgery), Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R knee ACL)
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3):  Nielsen; Myers, Collin, Olum, Sinovic; Feilhaber, Rosell, Zusi; Saad, Bieler, Kamara.

Injury Report:

OUT: Paulo Nagamura (L ankle sprain)

QUESTIONABLE: Benny Feilhaber (L ankle strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Kansas City won its only meeting with RSL last season. The away side hasn't won in this matchup since 2009.
  • Salt Lake extended its unbeaten streak to nine games last week, winning for the first time in 22 tries in Texas. FC Dallas went down 3-0.
  • Javier Morales, who had a goal and two assists against Dallas, has scored three goals and added six assists over the last six games.
  • SKC extended its undefeated run to five games with a 3-0 win over Toronto FC. Soony Saad scored multiple goals for the first time in his MLS career.
  • Salt Lake tops the league with 37 points. Four points back, Kansas City leads the East.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 5, 2014 Sporting Kansas City 0 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Dec 7, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Real Salt Lake 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 20, 2013 Real Salt Lake 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 14, 2012 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 17, 2011 Real Salt Lake 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
24Jeff AttinellaGoalkeeper
4Aaron MaundDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
5Lovel PalmerMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
8Joao PlataStriker
10Robbie FindleyStriker
1E. FernándezMidfielder
29K. MansallyStriker
-Enzo Agustin MartinezMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
13Olmes Fernando García FlórezStriker
49Devon SandovalStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
8Graham ZusiStriker
20Oriol RosellStriker
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
16Claudio BielerStriker
22Soony SaadStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
24Meshack JeromeDefender
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
14Dominic DwyerStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
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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
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Rangers
3 2