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  • April 7, 2012
  • • 9:00 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: J. Marrufo
  • • Attendance: 16870
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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.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Olave, Wingert; Steele, Beckerman, Gil, Johnson; Saborio, Espindola.

INJURY REPORT

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.

INJURY REPORT

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."

Players to watch

K. Beckerman

Position: Midfielder

Games: 30

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  • 4
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J. Larentowicz

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

  • 0
  • 0
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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Real Salt Lake

Colorado Rapids

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
Draw
Colorado Rapids RAP
Colorado Rapids Colorado Rapids
62%
24%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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