MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Colorado Rapids
The Rocky Mountain Cup resumes with the Rapids visiting Salt Lake, looking for a first win in seven tries against RSL.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Olave, Wingert; Steele, Beckerman, Gil, Johnson; Saborio, Espindola.||
DOUBTFUL: FW Cody Arnoux (L adductor strain), MF Enzo Martinez (lower back spasms), MF Nico Muñiz (R MCL sprain)
|Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Zapata; Larentowicz, Castrillon, Rivero; Mullan, Cummings, Cascio.
OUT: MF Jamie Smith (R ACL tear); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)
DOUBTFUL: FW Conor Casey (L Achilles tear)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Last-game results in the Rocky Mountain Cup put Real Salt Lake into the playoffs at the expense of Colorado in 2008 and 2009. A loss to RSL also prevented the Rapids from making the playoffs in 2007.
- In all, RSL hasn't lost to Colorado in six games, with two wins and four draws.
- This is Colorado's first match against Western Conference opposition. Fresh off a 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire, the Rapids have nine points from four games, tied for second in the West.
- First in the West, of course, is Real, with one extra game played. A midweek win over the Montreal Impact moved the team up to 12 points.
- "I expect and demand a better effort from all the guys, and I’m quite certain I will get it," Jason Kreis said after the Montreal game. "It should be a great game because Colorado is a very good team this year. They are looking quite different than they have over the past several seasons, and maybe it will be a beautiful soccer game."
Top 3 Predictions
Real Salt Lake 3-1 Colorado Rapids
- 19.05 %
Real Salt Lake 2-1 Colorado Rapids
- 19.05 %
Real Salt Lake 2-0 Colorado Rapids
- 14.29 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 3, 2013||Colorado Rapids 2 - Real Salt Lake 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 6, 2013||Colorado Rapids 1 - Real Salt Lake 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 16, 2013||Real Salt Lake 1 - Colorado Rapids 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 4, 2012||Colorado Rapids 1 - Real Salt Lake 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 21, 2012||Real Salt Lake 2 - Colorado Rapids 0|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Dec 7, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|Nov 24, 2013||Portland Timbers 0 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|Nov 10, 2013||Real Salt Lake 4 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Nov 7, 2013||Real Salt Lake 2 - Los Angeles Galaxy 0||MLS|
|Nov 3, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Real Salt Lake 0||MLS|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Vancouver Whitecaps FC 3 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Colorado Rapids 3 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2||MLS|
|Oct 9, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 1 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Colorado Rapids 5 - Seattle Sounders FC 1||MLS|
|26||Juan Sebastián Velásquez||Midfielder|
|-||Yordany Alvarez Oropeza||Midfielder|
|-||Emiliano Nicolas Bonfigli||Striker|
|-||Luis Eduardo Zapata||Defender|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed