9. MLS PREVIEW: Monday Night 'Rocky Mountain Cup'
By Ridge Mahoney
REAL SALT LAKE (0-1-2) vs. COLORADO (1-1-1)
(Monday, 9 pm ET, Direct Kick)
Real Salt Lake can't be as bad as it looked while being thumped, 4-0, by Chivas USA, yet it was also blanked in its last home game by Columbus (0-0) and needed a couple of goalmouth saves by Eddie Pope and Medhi Ballouchy to pitch its own shutout. Keeper Nick Rimando looked shaky against Chivas USA, but rookie goalkeepers - even one as talented as U.S. under-20 Chris Seitz - have not flourished in MLS, so a change might not necessarily be a good thing.
The Rapids have added striker Conor Casey and midfielder Jose Cancela to an attack already fairly potent with Nicolas Hernandez, Herculez Gomez, Jovan Kirovski and winger Terry Cooke. Gomez has scored twice and Cooke already has three assists.
Jeff Cunningham has scored both of RSL's goals and Andy Williams will be out at least a month because a high ankle sprain suffered from a foul by Chivas USA's Sacha Kljestan -- so Ballouchy, Freddy Adu and Chris Klein need to punch through the Rapids defense. Hernandez's goal decided the last match the teams played at Rice-Eccles, a 1-0 victory last September that also earned Colorado a 2-1-1 series victory and the Rocky Mountain Cup.
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily Minnesota and New York top charts April 20, 1:01 a.m. |
[NASL: Week 2] On a night when four of the five games were played before sellout ... Dempsey involved in eight straight Seattle goals April 20, 12:50 a.m.
[MLS: The USA 20] Clint Dempsey, who had five goals in his last two games for ... Luis Suarez interviews Paul McCartney April 20, 12:16 a.m.
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Liverpool-born Beatles legend Paul McCartney was set to perform a concert ... FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake set pace April 20, 12:11 a.m.
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] A week after losing its first game of the season, FC Dallas rallied after ... Rampone shows off hoops moves, nets first pro goal April 19, 11:58 p.m.
[NWSL: Week 2] Christie Rampone scored her first goal in a pro career that dates back ... Kickers rally to earn draw with Pittsburgh April 19, 10:17 p.m.
[USL PRO: Week 5] The Richmond Kickers rallied from two goals down at home to tie ... Altidore helps Sunderland to stunning win at Chelsea April 19, 4:49 p.m.
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Jozy Altidore's tally for the season is still one goal (in now 28 English ... What They're Saying April 19, 4:46 p.m.
"I saw it on the computer and I understand why they can be talking if it ... What They're Saying April 18, 7:01 p.m.
"Miami's greatness is about the interaction of a vibrant culture and the water. We will earn ... Strikers will test measure of progress at Carolina April 18, 6:03 p.m.
[NASL: Week 2] The Fort Lauderdale Strikers, seventh and fifth in the NASL's two half-seasons, will ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives