The Royals lost the Rocky Mountain Cup last time out, but still have their eyes on the Supporters Shield.
|Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Knighton; Lee, Bonjour, DeMerit, Rochat; Richards, Davidson, Robson, Koffie, Sanvezzo; Mattocks.
OUT: FW Omar Salgado (R foot fracture)
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Watson-Siriboe, Borchers, Wingert; Grabavoy, Morales, Beckerman, Steele; Saborio, Braun.
OUT: DF Chris Schuler (L foot bone stress response); GK Lalo Fernandez (R wrist stress fracture); DF Jamison Olave (L hamstring strain)
PROBABLE: MF Will Johnson (R ankle sprain); GK Kyle Reynish (rib contusion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Vancouver and RSL keepers Joe Cannon Nick Rimando sit third and fourth on the all-time starts list with 328 and 310, respectively.
- Local product Justin Braun made his RSL debut in the loss to Colorado. Braun, who had played for Chivas USA and Montréal previously, was first discovered playing for an adult league team in Utah.
- Vancouver has had two weeks of rest since its last game. Incidentally, that was a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake on July 27.
- Joe Cannon was sent off in the loss to RSL, and will be suspended for this match.
- RSL saw its two-game winning streak put to an end last weekend in a 1-0 loss at Colorado, the club's first loss to its Rocky Mountain rival in nine meetings.