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Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season — Week 18
Real Salt Lake vs. Columbus Crew SC
 Rio Tinto Stadium — Houston
July 3 - 10:00 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

Real Salt Lake will seek a second straight home win and move above the playoff line in the Western Conference when they host the struggling Columbus Crew Wednesday night. 

RSL (7-8-2) knocked off Sporting Kansas City 2-0 Saturday night with Sam Johnson striking for a first-half brace. Nick Rimando made three saves for the club's fourth clean sheet of the season. 

Columbus (5-11-2) stretched a winless streak to six games with a fifth loss in those six, falling 2-0 to Orlando City SC Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium. Chris Mueller put the Lions in front in the 41st minute before Tesho Akindele doubled the advantage in the 66th minute as Nani picked up his second assist. 

Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • DOUBTFUL: Tony Beltran (D) - knee injury
  • Suspended: Kyle Beckerman (M)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Everton Luiz (M)
  • International duty:  None

Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Federico Higuain (M) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Josh Williams (D) - right foot injury
    • OUT: David Accam (F) - hamstring strain
  • Suspended:None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  Zack Steffen (GK), Wil Trapp (M), Gyasi Zardes (F), Jonathan Mensah (D)

Series Matchup at Real Salt Lake

  • RSL: 4 wins, 17 goals
  • Crew SC: 3 wins, 10 goals
  • 3 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Victor Rivas
  • Assistant Referees: Jason White, Cory Richardson
  • 4th Official: Fotis Bazakos
  • VAR: Alan Kelly
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Current Form

Real Salt Lake
W
W
L
L
D
W
Columbus
L
L
L
D
L
L

Season Stats

Real Salt LakeColumbus Crew SC
17Games Played18
7Wins5
8Losses11
2Draws2
24Goals16
28Goals Conceded27
143Shots143
78Shots on Target58
203Fouls committed215
202Fouls suffered180
49Offside35
55Corners118

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
RSL37430241.4
CLB85410160.9
01234+Avg
RSL024101.9
CLB442101
01234+Avg
RSL350201.1
CLB412000.7

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
RSL45503281.6
CLB46350271.5
01234+Avg
RSL321011.1
CLB342201.3
01234+Avg
RSL134022
CLB121301.9
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