RSLC vs CR Dream11 Prediction | Major League Soccer | Real Salt Lake vs Colorado Rapids, Fantasy Team News

Updated on: Aug 24, 2019 11:04 pm IST

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    RSLC vs CR Dream11 Match Preview, Team News, Lineups


    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.

    Match Details:

    The Major League Soccer match will be played between Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids at Rio Tinto Stadium, in Sandy, Utah, USA. The ground has a capacity of 20,213.
    The game will start at 07:30 AM (IST), on Saturday, August 25.

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    Recent form (Last six matches)
    Real Salt Lake –
    L D W W W L
    Colorado Rapids – L L W W L D

    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.

    Possible INs and OUTs of this game:

    • Head coach Freddy Juarez will most likely name either Brooks Lennon or Donny Toia to take Herrera’s spot at left-back.
    • While Sebastian Saucedo should come in as a replacement for Corey Baird in the starting 11.
    • Nedum Onuoha will start at the back, but Juarez may look to either Marcelo Silva or Justen Glad as his partner at the back.

    Real Salt Lake Probable XI:

    Rimando (GK), Toia / Lennon, Onuoha, Glad / Silva, Beckerman, Luiz, Saucedo, Savarino, Kreilach

    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.

    Possible ins or outs of this game:

    • Clint Irwin is the team’s no-1 at the moment and will start in goal against Real Salt Lake.
    • Conor Casey is expected to go with an unchanged playing 11 from the last game.

    Colorado Rapids Probable XI:

    Irwin (GK), Vines, Smith, Abubakar, Rosenberry, Acosta, Price, Rubio, Shinyashiki, Nicholson, Kamara

    Likely to score:

    • For Real Salt Lake: Albert Rusnak, Sam Johnson, Jefferson Savarino
    • For Colorado Rapids: Kei Kamara, Diego Rubio

    Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

    Albert Rusnak: Real Salt Lake’s leading goal scorer this season. He is somebody who can affect the match with the ball under his feet. More often than not, his passing puts his teammates in a very good situation. The 25-year-old is a no-nonsense choice here.

    Current season stats:

    • Games: 23
    • Games Started: 22
    • Goals: 09
    • Assists: 04
    • Shots: 56
    • Shots on Goal: 23

    Kei Kamara: Colorado Rapids’ struggles this season doesn’t suffice well with Kei Kamara’s exploits in front of the goal. For his 11 goals return, the 34-year-old deserves a better view on the table. Regardless, he will be a threat in this game.

    Current season stats:

    • Games: 24
    • Games Started: 24
    • Goals: 11
    • Assists: 01
    • Shots: 70
    • Shots on Goal: 30

    Diego Rubio: This Colorado team certainly has goals. One of the key performers for them this season is Diego Rubio. The 26-year-old has already bettered his goal-scoring record for a single season in this campaign. Can’t be left out.

    Current season stats:

    • Games: 20
    • Games Started: 19
    • Goals: 09
    • Assists: 03
    • Shots: 37
    • Shots on Goal: 10

    Sam Johnson: Doesn’t start too often, but he is worth mentioning here. Despite featuring mainly from the bench, the 26-year-old is the team’s joint top-scorer alongwith Albert Rusnak. He can be a game-changer. Play him in your wold card team.

    Current season stats:

    • Games: 19
    • Games Started: 11
    • Goals: 09
    • Shots: 23
    • Shots on Goal: 11

    More options:

    • Jefferson Savarino
    • Andre Shinyashiki

    Suggested combination:

    RSLC vs CR Dream11 potential winner:
    Colorado Rapids should at least get a draw here.

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