MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Seattle Sounders FC
RSL held Seattle goalless for the fourth time this season, with the Western Conference semifinal headed back to Utah for the second leg.
By Zac Lee Rigg
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Olave, Wingert; Johnson, Beckerman, Morales, Grabavoy; Esindola, Saborio.||
OUT: GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist fracture)
PROBABLE: DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R ankle bruise); DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain); DF Chris Schuler (R quad strain); DF Nat Borchers (L quad strain); MF Ned Grabavoy (R quad strain); FW Fabian Espindola (R hamstring strain)
|Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Gspurning; Johansson, Parke, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Alonso, Tiffert, Evans; Johnson, Montero.||
OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL surgery); DF Andrew Duran (L ACL surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Leo Gonzalez (R hamstring strain); DF Patrick Ianni (R calf strain)
PROBABLE: FW Eddie Johnson (L adductor strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The first leg ended in a 0-0 draw in CenturyLink Field.
- RSL hasn't conceded to Seattle all year. Salt Lake won one game 1-0 and posted three other scoreless draws against the Sounders in 2012.
- Nick Rimando made five saves to earn his clean sheet in the first leg. Additionally, a collision with Christian Tiffert cut his face and broke his nose. "It will have to go down as one of the single best individual performances by anyone who's ever worn an RSL jersey," Jason Kreis said.
- Seattle has failed to score in four of the last six games against MLS teams. The Sounders have only scored in one of the seven playoff games in club history, a 2-0 win over RSL last year.
- Fredy Montero has yet to score a playoff goal in his career.
Top 3 Predictions
Real Salt Lake 1-0 Seattle Sounders FC
- 25 %
Real Salt Lake 0-2 Seattle Sounders FC
- 16.67 %
Real Salt Lake 2-1 Seattle Sounders FC
- 12.5 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 13, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Real Salt Lake 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 22, 2013||Real Salt Lake 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 30, 2013||Real Salt Lake 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 8, 2012||Real Salt Lake 0 - Seattle Sounders FC 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Nov 2, 2012||Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Real Salt Lake 0|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Mar 8, 2014||Los Angeles Galaxy 0 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|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|
|Seattle Sounders FC|
|Mar 8, 2014||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0||MLS|
|Nov 7, 2013||Portland Timbers 3 - Seattle Sounders FC 2||MLS|
|Nov 2, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Portland Timbers 2||MLS|
|Oct 30, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 2 - Colorado Rapids 0||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Los Angeles Galaxy 1||MLS|
|-||Yordany Alvarez Oropeza||Midfielder|
|-||Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Defender|
Times In EST
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed