Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(42) 25 Goals 21 (38)
(29) 22 Assists 17 (26)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
36 Average Age 36.2
177 Average Height (cm) 180.8
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(47%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 49% (48%)
(0.4) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.5) 1.4 Tackles pg 1 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Major League Soccer.

Missing Players

Salt Lake
Player Reason Status Rating
Phanuel Kavita Out 6.26
Omar Holness Out 6.11
Boyd Okwuonu Out 6.42
Emery Welshman Out N/A
Juan Manuel Martínez Doubtful 7.08
Player Reason Status Rating
Tyler Deric Out 6.81

Team News

Salt Lake
  • Manager Jeff Cassar is without a host of players for the reception of the Houston Dynamos. Juan Manuel Martinez was forced off midway through the first half in the 5-2 defeat to LA Galaxy last time out and could well join some of his teammates in the stands this weekend. Demar Phillips could continue on the right flank in his place.
  • Sunny was an unused substitute in the loss against the Galaxy after missing the match altogether against the Vancouver Whitecaps a week before. He started the season well and could be promoted back into the starting XI if Cassar looks to tinker in midfield.
  • Real Salt Lake have switched between a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 formation throughout the season, so it remains to be seen how they will line up here.
  • Tyler Deric's first start of the season ended in him being sent off after 18 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to Columbus Crew last time out. Joe Willis will return between the sticks for this one.
  • Collen Warner made his first appearance of the season in that defeat, but his afternoon lasted just 20 minutes after he was sacrificed following the red card to their goalkeeper.
  • Abdoulie Mansally was also given his first 30 minutes in nearly a month late on into that fixture, meaning Owen Coyle now has a squad free from injuries.
  • Coyle's experiment with a new 4-1-4-1 formation lasted just less than 20 minutes when they were made to play over an hour with 10-men. He could be tempted to stick with it for another week after managing to keep the the Crew to scoring just one goal.
  • Agus was solid in his first appearance of the season at the heart of their defence and he could retain his spot ahead of David Horst.


  • Real Salt Lake slipped to a surprise hammering against LA Galaxy last time out, which was the first match they have lost all season. In a crazy 26-minute spell prior to half-time, Real Salt Lake conceded four goals. Prior to that match, they had won four of their opening six matches.
  • Houston Dynamos, meanwhile, have lost four of their last five matches. Owen Coyle's men have at least shown some resilience in recent weeks, albeit they did lose 4-1 to LA Galaxy a fortnight ago. Aside from that defeat, they have only conceded one goal in each of their last four matches. Away from home, however, they haven't scored in their last two.
  • Real Salt Lake are underwhelming favourites. Even more so when you consider they have kept a clean sheet in five of the last six matches they have hosted the Dynamos.

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