Watch Live: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids (Lineups)


Tonight at 10:00 p.m ET, Real Salt Lake will enjoy home-field advantage when they clash against the Colorado Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, the televised game available on NBCSN. A live stream is also available at NBC Sports Live Extra.

Salt Lake sits in third place in the Western Conference, essentially locked up in a playoff spot unless catastrophe strikes, while the Rapids stand in the seventh position, six points away from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the fifth and final playoff space.

[WATCH LIVE: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids]

Real tried to notch a two-game winning streak last week, but top-ranked Seattle Sounders nailed the game-winner in stoppage to spoil the Royals’ chances. The Rapids ended their club-record losing run a week ago, with a 2-2 draw to the Portland Timbers. However, their winless stretch has increased to eight games.

Colorado forward Deshorn Brown is ranked No. 4 in the league for shots on goal (40) behind Sporting Kansas City breakout star Dom Dwyer, while Real midfielder Javier Morales has the fourth-greatest assist tally (11) in MLS, next to Thierry Henry’s sum of 12.


Salt Lake: Nick Rimando; Tony Beltran, Carlos Salcedo, Chris Schuler, Chris Wingert; Kyle Beckerman, Ned Grabavoy, Luke Mulholland, Javier Morales; Sebastian Jaime, Joao Plata

Bench — Jeff Attinella; Kenny Mansally, Aaron Maund; Luis Gil, Cole Grossman; Alvaro Saborio, Robbie Findley.

Colorado: Joe Nasco; Marvell Wynne, Thomas Piermayr, Shane O’Neill, Marc Burch; Kamani Hill, Jose Mari, Dillon Serna, Carlos Alvarez; Gabriel Torres, Deshorn Brown

Bench — Clint Irwin; Chris Klute; Grant Van de Casteele, John Neeskens; Dillon Powers, Marlon Hairston; Charles Eloundou