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  • July 4, 2012
  • • 10:05 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 20363
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MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Seattle Sounders FC

These two Western Conference heavyweights are on downward skids recently and in danger of sinking down the table.

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

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone stress response)

DOUBTFUL: DF Jamison Olave (R calf strain); MF Ned Grabavoy (L adductor strain)

PROBABLE: MF Javier Morales (R knee hyperextension); DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain); MF Sebastian Velasquez (R turf toe
Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Meredith; Johansson, Ianni, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Evans, Rose, Caskey; Montero, Johnson.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain); FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear); FW David Estrada (L foot fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Adam Johansson (R hamstring strain); DF Jeff Parke (dizziness); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture)

PROBABLE: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture); DF Leo Gonzalez (L quad strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Despite sitting second and third in the West, these teams are in bad patches. Seattle is in the midst of a franchise-worst eight-game winless streak. Salt Lake has lost three in a row.
  • RSL narrowly edges this series, winning three to Seattle's two (with two draws as well). Six of nine total meetings have ended with a clean sheet to one side. Nick Rimando and Kasey Keller have three shutouts each in this series.
  • RSL took the most recent meeting with the Sounders, winning 1-0 May 12 thanks to a Fabian Espíndola strike.
  • Eddie Johnson scored two goals this weekend in the 2-2 draw with the New England Revolution. The former Fulham forward now has seven goals this season.
  • Osvaldo Alonso is suspended for this match due to yellow-card accumulation.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Real Salt Lake

Seattle Sounders

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
Draw
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Seattle Sounders FC Seattle Sounders
50%
36%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
1 - 2
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 0
Seattle Sounders FC SOU
Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 1
Seattle Sounders FC SOU

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