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August 4, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ J. Gonzalez‎
Attendance:‬ 15218‎
 
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MLS Preview: Colorado Rapids - Real Salt Lake

The Rocky Mountain Cup returns to Colorado with the Rapids looking for a first win against RSL in nine meetings.

By Zac Lee Rigg

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Colorado Rapids (4-4-2): Pickens; Freeman, Moor, Wynne, Zapata; Thompson, Larentowicz, Rivero, Mullan; Casey, Hill.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headaches)

QUESTIONABLE: FW Edu (R foot contusion)

PROBABLE: FW Conor Casey (L hamstring tightness); FW Omar Cummings (L hamstring tightness)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Watson-Siriboe, Borchers, Wingert; Beckerman, Johnson, Steele, Gil; Espindola, Saborio.

INJURY REPORT

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

PROBABLE: DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Salt Lake trails San Jose atop the MLS standings by two points, with 42 points from 23 games. Colorado, a full 20 points back, is in seventh in the Western Conference.
  • The Rapids haven't beaten Salt Lake in eight games. Since May 2009, RSL has won four and drawn four against its Rocky Mountain rivals.
  • Salt Lake leads the league with 10 goals between the 46th and 60th minutes.
  • Matt Pickens leads the league with 79 saves. He also leads the league with 13 losses, two more than the closes goalkeeper.
  • Jamison Olave and Alvaro Saborio are one booking away from a suspension. Saborio has scored six of RSL's seven goals over the last four games. He's tied for second in MLS with 13 goals overall.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 3, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - Real Salt Lake 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 6, 2013 Colorado Rapids 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 16, 2013 Real Salt Lake 1 - Colorado Rapids 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 4, 2012 Colorado Rapids 1 - Real Salt Lake 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 21, 2012 Real Salt Lake 2 - Colorado Rapids 0
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
-Luis Eduardo ZapataDefender
-Joseph NaneDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Tyrone MarshallDefender
20Jeff LarentowiczMidfielder
-Martín RiveroMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
7Omar CummingsStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
-W. ThompsonMidfielder
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
28Tony CascioMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
2Tony Beltran Defender
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
17Justin BraunStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
29K. MansallyStriker
4Will JohnsonStriker
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
-Emiliano Nicolas BonfigliStriker
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