Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season - Week 11
Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Commerce City
May 11 - 9:00 PM ET


It's Rocky Mountain Cup time again as the Colorado Rapids host Real Salt Lake Saturday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

The Rapids (0-8-2) have lost seven straight games following a 3-2 defeat at Vancouver last Friday night in Conor Casey's debut as interim coach. Kei Kamara struck for a brace with a pair of penalty kick goals, but Andy Rose scored the winner for the Whitecaps three minutes from full time. 

RSL (3-6-1) dropped a 2-1 decision to the Portland Timbers for their second consecutive loss. Sam Johnson leveled for RSL before Diego Valeri scored the decisive goal six minutes later. 

RSL have won the Rocky Mountain Cup for three consecutive years, beating the Rapids, 6-0, in the last meeting in Commerce City.      

Colorado Rapids

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Kortne Ford (D) - knee surgery
  • Suspended: Diego Rubio (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Tony Beltran (D) - knee injury
    • DOUBTFUL; Erik Holt (D) - ankle injury
    • DOUBTFUL: Everton Luiz (M) - knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Nick Rimando (GK) - left knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Kyle Beckerman (M)
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Rapids

  • Rapids: 10 wins, 25 goals
  • Real Salt Lake: 6 wins, 24 goals
  • 5 draws


  • Referee: Robert Sibiga
  • Assistant Referees: Jeremy Hanson, Jason White
  • 4th Official: Baldomero Toledo
  • VAR: Rosendo Mendoza