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  • July 27, 2012
  • • 9:08 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: K. Stott
  • • Attendance: 18702
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MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Vancouver Whitecaps

Second-place in the West RSL hosts third-place Vancouver, as these two teams jockey for position in the playoff race.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Watson-Siriboe, Borchers, Wingert; Grabavoy, Alvarez, Steele, Morales; Saborio, Espindola.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone stress response); GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist stress fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain)

PROBABLE: MF Ned Grabavoy (L knee MCL strain); DF Nat Borchers (L quadriceps strain); FW Fabian Espindola (R ankle sprain)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-5-1): Cannon; Lee, DeMerit, Bonjour, Rochat; Richards, Koffie, Robson, Davidson, Sanvezzo; Mattocks.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: MF John Thorrington (R quad strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Salt Lake will be without Jonny Steele, who is suspended for this match.
  • Vancouver keeper Joe Cannon is just 515 minutes away from becoming the third player to reach 30,000 minutes played in MLS, a mark only Kevin Hartman and Steve Ralston have surpassed.
  • RSL is second in the West, with 39 points from 22 points.
  • Vancouver sits five points behind the Royals in third place in the West, just ahead of Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC.
  • Whitecaps rookie Darren Mattocks leads all rookies with six goals.

Last Five Matches

Whitecaps

  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Head To Head

Real Salt Lake

Whitecaps

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
Draw
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
38%
15%
47%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
1 - 2
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Real Salt Lake RSL
1 - 1
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI

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