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  • April 13, 2013
  • • 4:10 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Real Salt Lake

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Real Salt Lake

George Frey

Real Salt Lake dropped a big rivalry game against Colorado last week, and Vancouver is looking to arrest a slide after a good start to the season.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps FC (4-2-3-1): Cannon; Lee, O'Brien, Rusin, Rochat; Reo-Coker, Davidson; Hurtado, Kobayashi, Teibert; Hertzog.

Injury Report:

OUT: Jay DeMerit (L torn Achilles tendon), Omar Salgado (R foot pain)

QUESTIONABLE: Kenny Miller (R hamstring strain)
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Mansally; Alvarez, Beckerman, Gil, Grabavoy; Sandoval, Garcia.

Injury Report:

OUT: Robbie Findley (L adductor strain), Cole Grossman (concussion)

QUESTIONABLE: Javier Morales (R knee menisectomy), Khari Stephenson (L knee sprain), Rich Balchan (L groin strain), Alvaro Saborio (R knee swelling), Carlos Salcedo (concussion), Joao Plata (R hamstring strain), David Viana (R quad strain), Chris Wingert (R knee soreness)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Real Salt Lake is currently sixth in MLS's Western Conference, with seven points from six games.
  • Vancouver is one spot ahead, with as many points from five games, but boasting a neutral goal difference. RSL is at -1.
  • RSL is coming off a loss to Rocky Mountain Cup rival Colorado. The Royals are in danger of losing the trophy to the Rapids for the first time since 2006.
  • These teams met three times last season. Each took a 2-1 win at home before a 0-0 draw in Utah on the final day of the season.
  • RSL players have been called offside six times this season, tied for the fewest in MLS.

Last Five Matches

Whitecaps

  • L
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W

Head To Head

Whitecaps

Real Salt Lake

Wins
1
2
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
70%
30%

Top 3 Predictions

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

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