Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 24
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounders
Rio Tinto Stadium - Sandy
August 14 - 10:00 PM ET


Real Salt Lake hope to continue rolling under interim coach Freddy Juarez as they seek to extend an unbeaten streak to six games Wednesday night when they host a Seattle Sounders side that moved into second place in the West following a 3-3 home draw against the New England Revolution.

RSL (11-9-4) are sixth in the West following a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City at Children's Mercy Park Saturday night. Corey Baird canceled out Johnny Russell's early goal and then scored the decisive goal in the 70th minute, finishing off a swift counter attack after being played through by fellow winger Jefferson Savarino. On Sunday, Real Salt Lake announced the termination of head coach Mike Petke's contract.

The Sounders (11-7-6) conceded three goals for a second straight game, but rebounded from a home loss to Sporting Kansas City to draw the Revs Saturday at CenturyLink Field. Harry Shipp struck for a brace, including the 65th minute equalizer before Nico Lodeiro put Seattle in front one minute later. But Carles Gil leveled three minutes from full time.  

This is the second meeting this year with Lodeiro volleyed home a looping cross from Cristian Roldan in the 18th minute for the lone goal of a 1-0 win at CenturyLink Field in April.

Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle

Wednesday, August 14 at 10:00 PM ET
Rio Tinto Stadium


Real Salt Lake

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jordan Allen (M) - knee injury, out for season
    • OUT: Tony Beltran (D) - knee injury
    • PROBABLE: Sebastian Saucedo (M) - quad injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Sebastian Saucedo (M), Kyle Beckerman (M), Nick Besler (M), Corey Baird (F)
  • International duty:  None

Seattle Sounders FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Will Bruin (F) - right ACL tear
    • OUT: Brad Smith (D) - right adductor strain
    • OUT: Alex Roldan (D) - left ankle sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Kelvin Leerdam (D) - right ankle sprain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Gustav Svensson (M) - left hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Victor Rodriguez (M) - left hamstring strain
  • Suspended: Roman Torres (D), Kim Kee-hee (D)
  • Suspended after next caution:  Kelvin Leerdam (D), Nouhou Tolo (D), Nico Lodeiro (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Real Salt Lake

  • Real Salt Lake: 8 wins, 18 goals
  • Sounders: 1 win, 7 goals
  • 2 draws


  • Referee: Armando Villarreal
  • Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Jeffrey Greeson
  • 4th Official: Alex Chilowicz
  • VAR: Malik Badawi