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  • August 4, 2012
  • • 9:10 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
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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.

  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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Colorado Rapids

Real Salt Lake

Wins
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1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
100%

Top 3 Predictions

Colorado Rapids RAP
1 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
Colorado Rapids RAP
0 - 2
Real Salt Lake RSL
Colorado Rapids RAP
2 - 3
Real Salt Lake RSL

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