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  • September 3, 2011
  • • 9:10 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 18720
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MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Philadelphia Union

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Philadelphia Union

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The Union, winless in five matches, travel west to Rio Tinto for the weekend's lone MLS match.


PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Schuler, Olave, Beltran; Williams, William, Gil, Johnson; Espindola, Saborio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Chris Agorsor (R hand fracture); MF Nelson González (R foot fracture); MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation); DF Chris Wingert (L wrist fracture);

DOUBTFUL: GK Kyle Reynish (R ankle sprain);

QUESTIONABLE: MF Ned Grabavoy (L adductor strain);

PROBABLE: MF Jean Alexandre (R knee internal pain); MF Kyle Beckerman (head laceration); FW Fabian Espíndola (L knee contusion); DF Jamison Olave (L knee MCL strain); GK Nick Rimando (back contusion); DF Robbie Russell (L back spasms); FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee effusion)

Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): Mondragon; G. Farfan, Miglioranzi, Califf, Williams; M. Farfan, Paunovic, Daniel, Mapp; Le Toux, Mwanga.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Levi Houapeu (L ankle strain); DOUBTFUL: MF Brian Carroll (R foot contusion)

DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Salt Lake held on for a 1-0 win at Chivas USA last weekend. Costa Rican Alvaro Saborio scored the game's only goal in the 11th minute.

  • The Union hasn't played since Aug. 20 - a 2-1 loss at Eastern Conference leading Columbus.
  • RSL will be missing defender Nat Borchers for this match, who will serve a red card suspension. However, USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has allowed midfielder Kyle Beckerman to skip Friday's U.S.- Costa Rica friendly to play in this match.
  • The Union has dropped to fourth place in the Eastern Conference, but it has games in hand over second place Sporting KC and third place Houston.
  • RSL is now two points behind the Rapids for fourth place in the Western Conference, but RSL has four games in hand on Colorado.
  • Philadelphia will be missing key center back Carlos Valdes for this match, who will sit due to  yellow card accumulation.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Real Salt Lake

Philadelphia Union

Wins
1
4
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
Draw
Philadelphia Union PHI
Philadelphia Union Philadelphia Union
67%
19%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 1
Philadelphia Union PHI
Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 0
Philadelphia Union PHI
Real Salt Lake RSL
3 - 0
Philadelphia Union PHI

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