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MLS REGULAR SEASON – RSL @ VANCOUVER – SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011

MLS REGULAR SEASON GAME #18 – 2011 RSL GAME #27

Real Salt Lake

(8-3-6, 30 pts, 4th West)

at Vancouver Whitecaps FC

(2-10-8, 14 pts, 9th West) Saturday, July 16, 2011 – Empire Field – Vancouver, B.C., Canada – 2:00 p.m. MT VIDEO: RADIO:

KMYU 2.2 (Comcast 22 / Dish 12) w/ David James & Brian Dunseth ESPN 700 Sports Radio w/ Bill Riley & Brian Kamler America First Credit Union Pre-Game Show @ 1:00 p.m. w/ Brian Dunseth & Spencer Checketts Juan 106.1 FM / ESPN-Deportes 1600 AM w/ Nelson Moran & Fernando Hortal

PROBABLE STARTERS 7/16 v DALLAS RSL (4-4-2 diamond, R  L): GK: Rimando DF: Beltran, Olave, Borchers, Wingert MF: Beckerman; Grabavoy, Johnson; Williams; FW: Saborio, Espindola

RSL LOOKS TO CUT DOWN „CAPS IN FIRST B.C. VISIT: Real Salt Lake will look to curb the disappointment of its recent U.S. Open Cup exit this Saturday, when the Claret-and-Cobalt make their first visit to British Columbia to take on expansion side Vancouver Whitecaps FC … Saturday‟s matinee is set for a 2:00 p.m. kickoff at Empire Field that can be seen live on KMYU 2.2 (Comcast 22 / Dish 12) and followed over the air on RSL‟s official radio partners – ESPN 700 Sports Radio and ESPN Deportes 1600 AM / Juan 106.1 FM … Saturday‟s affair will mark the second-ever contest between the two sides, with Real Salt Lake taking the inaugural match-up 2-0 at Rio Tinto Stadium back on June 4 … In that contest, usual midfielder Jean Alexandre enjoyed a breakout performance up top, the emergency striker notching his first career MLS goal (32‟) and adding his first helper on FW Fabian Espindola‟s tally (79‟) that helped seal the win … That performance led to Alexandre being named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 12 by the North American Soccer Reporters, making RSL the first team to have two players earn the weekly honor in 2011 …

RSL INJURY REPORT (as of 7/10/11) OUT: MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation); FW Paulo Jr. (L hamstring strain) DOUBTFUL: None QUESTIONABLE: None PROBABLE: FW Arturo Alvarez (R hamstring strain), FW Fabian Espindola (L hamstring strain), GK Nick Rimando (L ankle pain), FW Alvaro Saborio (R knee swelling)

„CAPS

CONNECTIONS: While Vancouver has brought in plenty of new faces to Major League Soccer in its inaugural season, Canada‟s newest side features a pair of faces familiar to RSL in GK Jay Nolly and FW Atiba Harris … Nolly was an original member of Real nd Salt Lake after being drafted in the Second Round (22 overall) of the 2005 MLS SuperDraft, the Indiana product making seven league appearances in Claret-and-Cobalt in his pair of seasons with Salt Lake (1-4-1, 2.62 GAA) … Harris also spent two seasons “on The Hill” at RiceEccles Stadium, starting in 25 of his 43 regular season appearances … The St. Kitts international scored four goals and added a pair of assists while serving as a “utility-man” for RSL from 2006-07 … In addition, Real Salt Lake‟s original Head Athletic Trainer, Jake Joachim, departed the Wasatch Front at the beginning of 2011 to lead Vancouver physio staff as it club launched into the ranks of MLS …

MLS-Game-Guide_07-16-11_VANvRSL.pdf  
MLS-Game-Guide_07-16-11_VANvRSL.pdf  

The MLS Game Guide (Media Notes) in advance of the MLS regular season game between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Real Salt Lake on Saturday, Ju...

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