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  • October 27, 2012
  • • 10:10 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 20507
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MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Vancouver Whitecaps

In the last matchday of the season, Vancouver will celebrate being the first Canadian team in the playoffs as RSL eyes second spot in the West.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Wingert, Borchers, Mansally; Gil, Morales, Beckerman, Johnson; Espindola, Paulo Jr.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist fracture)

DOUBTFUL: DF Kwame Watson-Siriboe (R leg strain); DF Jamison Olave (L quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Ned Grabavoy (R quad strain)

PROBABLE: DF Chris Wingert (turf toe); DF Tony Beltran (R knee soreness); FW Fabian Espindola (general soreness)
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-5-1): Knighton; YP Lee, DeMerit, O'Brien, Harvey; Camilo, Rochat, Robson, Koffie, Richards; Miller.

INJURY REPORT

NONE REPORTED
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the last matchday of the regular season. Both of these teams have qualified for the playoffs.
  • Vancouver will finish fifth in the West and play the LA Galaxy in a playoff. The Whitecaps are the first Canadian team to make it into the MLS playoffs.
  • Salt Lake can finish second or third. Currently, it is tied with the Seattle Sounders on points. 
  • The teams have split the two previous games in this fixture thus far this season, each winning at home by a 2-1 scoreline. In fact, the home side has won in each of the four all-time MLS meetings between these clubs.
  • Fabian Espindola (three) and Alvaro Saborio (three) have scored all of RSL's last 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
64%
18%
18%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
3 - 2
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Real Salt Lake RSL
0 - 0
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI

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