Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 19
Real Salt Lake vs. Philadelphia Union
Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy
July 13 - 10:00 PM ET


Real Salt Lake seek a fifth straight win at Rio Tinto Stadium when they host Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia Union Saturday night in Sandy. 

RSL (8-9-2) can move above the playoff line with a win after suffering a last-second defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday at Avaya Stadium with second-half substitute Danny Hoesen scoring the stoppage-time winner. 

The Union (10-5-6) took four points from back-to-back games against Eastern Conference foe Orlando, rallying for a 2-2 draw at Talen Energy Stadium Sunday after a 3-1 midweek win. Marco Fabian gave the Union an early lead, but they needed Kacper Przybylko's 90th-minute equalizer after second-half goals by Dom Dwyer and Santiago Patino.

Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • OUT: Nedum Onuoha (D) - adductor injury
    • OUT: Sam Johnson (F) - quad injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Everton Luiz (M), Aaron Herrera (D)
  • International duty:  None

Philadelphia Union

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Warren Creavalle (M) - right foot fracture
    • OUT: Olivier Mbaizo (D) - left knee meniscus/LCL sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jamiro Monteiro (M) - left ankle sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Ilsinho (M) - left adductor strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Michee Ngalina (F) - lower body injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Jack Elliott (D), Alejandro Bedoya (M), Kei Wagner (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Real Salt Lake

  • Real Salt Lake: 3 wins, 11 goals
  • Union: 2 wins, 6 goals
  • 0 draws


  • Referee: Silviu Petrescu
  • Assistant Referees: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho, Claudiu Badea
  • 4th Official: Michael Radchuk
  • VAR: Allen Chapman

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