MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - Seattle Sounders FC

Zac Lee Rigg
Eddie Johnson traded from Sounders to D.C. United



Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Wingert; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Morales, Velasquez; Garcia, Sandoval.


OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder surgery), Chris Schuler (L foot pain), John Stertzer (R shoulder surgery)



Seattle Sounders FC (4-4-2): Gspurning; Evans, Scott, Traore, Gonzalez; Rosales, Alonso, Carrasco, Neagle; Johnson, Martins.

Injury Report:

OUT: Osvaldo Alonso (L adductor strain), Josh Ford (R patella fracture), Steve Zakuani (abdominal strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Ashani Fairclough (L adductor strain)



  • In a March 30 meeting earlier this year, Salt Lake won 2-1 over Seattle, with Luis Gil and Robbie Findley scoring the goals.

  • Gil, as well as DeAndre Yedlin, will miss this match. They are with the U.S. team at the U-20 World Cup.

  • RSL hasn't lost in four games, scoring 11 goals in that spell. Real is tied for second in the Western Conference with 27 points.

  • In that run, Javier Morales has assisted four and scored one. Since returning from injury, Morales has three goals and five assists.

  • Seattle has won six of the last eight. The Sounders are tied for fifth in the West.