These two Western Conference clubs do battle for bragging rights in the Rocky Mountain Cup.
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Kwame, Schuler, Palmer; Beckerman, Velasquez, Gil, Stephenson; Findley, Garcia.
OUT: Javier Morales (R knee menisectomy), Nat Borchers (L quad tendon), Chris Wingert (R knee soreness), Ned Grabavoy (family matter)
|Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Wynne, Moor, Calderon, Mullan; LaBrocca, Thomas, Powers; Mwanga, Brown, Harbottle.
OUT: Edson Buddle (knee), Martin Rivero (R foot fracture), Jaime Castrillon (knee surgery)
- Kyle Beckerman has always been on the winning side of the Rocky Mountain Cup since its beginning in 2005.
- Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja and RSL head coach Jason Kreis played together on FC Dallas for four seasons.
- Real Salt Lake has claimed the Rocky Mountain Cup six out of the eight years the competition has been contested.
- Real Salt Lake picked up two 2-0 wins in Utah last season, but the Rapids got a bit of revenge in the third meeting, running out winners in a 1-0 match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
- Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids are both coming into week three after suffering disappointing losses to Eastern Conference teams.