RSLC vs CR : Time is running out for Colorado Rapids to qualify for the post-season. A huge 10 points separate them from the playoffs, as things stand in the Western Conference. Considering only 8 regular season games remains, including the next one, even a good run till the end of the season may not be enough to propel them into the top-seven.
For Real Salt Lake, the view looks good as they sit 5th in the West. However, they are not out of reach by any means, for FC Dallas in 8th have only 3 points less than them but have played a game more.
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Team News
Real Salt Lake Team News:
- Jordan Allen will miss the rest of the season due to a severe knee injury, while defender Tony Beltran (knee injury) and Nick Besler (foot injury) will miss the game as well due to their respective injury problems.
- Aaron Herrera‘s red card in the last game means the full-back will serve a suspension here and is unavailable for selection.
- Forward Corey Baird is also suspended following his 5th yellow card of the season in the last game.
Colorado Rapids FC Team News:
- Korte Ford (knee surgery) and Deklan Wynee (foot injury) both remain on the sidelines for the visitors.
- Goalkeeper Tim Howard is struggling with the calf injury and will be monitored before the game.
Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids Playing 11
Real Salt Lake :
Rimando (GK), Toia / Lennon, Onuoha, Glad / Silva, Beckerman, Luiz, Saucedo, Savarino, Kreilach
Irwin (GK), Vines, Smith, Abubakar, Rosenberry, Acosta, Price, Rubio, Shinyashiki, Nicholson, Kamara