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  • July 4, 2012
  • • 10:05 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 20363

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.

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


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.


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)
  • 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.


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Available Squads
18Nick RimandoGoalkeeper
3Kwame Watson-SiriboeDefender
6Nat BorchersDefender
17Chris WingertDefender
29K. MansallyStriker
5Kyle BeckermanMidfielder
4Will JohnsonStriker
11Javier MoralesMidfielder
21Luis GilMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
15A. SaboríoStriker
28Kyle ReynishGoalkeeper
4Jamison OlaveDefender
-Yordany Alvarez OropezaMidfielder
20Ned GrabavoyMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
23Paulo Jr.Midfielder
-Emiliano Nicolas BonfigliStriker
13Brian MeredithGoalkeeper
-L. GonzálezDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
2Jeff ParkeDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
20Á. FernándezDefender
17Fredy MonteroStriker
29Josh FordGoalkeeper
6Patrick IanniDefender
4Marc BurchDefender
5Andy RoseMidfielder
12Alex CaskeyMidfielder
7Cordell CatoStriker
26S. OchoaStriker

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