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July 27, 2012 9:08 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium — Sandy, Utah
Referee:‬ K. Stott‎
Attendance:‬ 18702‎
 
34′ (PG) A. Saborío
58′ A. Saborío
 

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Vancouver Whitecaps

Second-place in the West RSL hosts third-place Vancouver, as these two teams jockey for position in the playoff race.

By Keith Hickey

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Watson-Siriboe, Borchers, Wingert; Grabavoy, Alvarez, Steele, Morales; Saborio, Espindola.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone stress response); GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist stress fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Ned Grabavoy (L knee MCL strain); DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain); FW Fabian Espindola (R ankle sprain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-5-1): Cannon; Lee, DeMerit, Bonjour, Rochat; Richards, Koffie, Robson, Davidson, Sanvezzo; Mattocks.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: MF John Thorrington (R quad strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Salt Lake will be without Jonny Steele, who is suspended for this match.
  • Vancouver keeper Joe Cannon is just 515 minutes away from becoming the third player to reach 30,000 minutes played in MLS, a mark only Kevin Hartman and Steve Ralston have surpassed.
  • RSL is second in the West, with 39 points from 22 points.
  • Vancouver sits five points behind the Royals in third place in the West, just ahead of Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC.
  • Whitecaps rookie Darren Mattocks leads all rookies with six goals.


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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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Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
4Will JohnsonStriker
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
17Chris WingertDefender
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
26Juan Sebastián VelásquezMidfielder
-Emiliano Nicolas BonfigliStriker
17Justin BraunStriker
-Joe CannonGoalkeeper
4Alain RochatDefender
6Jay DeMeritDefender
12Young-Pyo LeeDefender
15Martin BonjourDefender
13Barry RobsonMidfielder
-Jun DavidsonMidfielder
28Gershon KoffieMidfielder
-Dane RichardsStriker
11Darren MattocksStriker
37Camilo Da Silva SanvezzoStriker
18Brad KnightonGoalkeeper
2Jordan HarveyDefender
-Carlyle MitchellDefender
23Atiba HarrisStriker
11John ThorringtonMidfielder
29Matthew WatsonMidfielder
9Kenny MillerStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
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
Striker
Rangers
3 2