NYFC vs RSLC Dream11 : Eastern and Western Conferences collide today as New York City take on Real Salt Lake
The interzone matches return in Major League Soccer with Eastern Conference’s New York City get ready to take on Western Conference’s Real Salt Lake. Placed fourth in the Eastern Conference, for New York City, today’s encounter is all about continuing to make massive strides in the conference as they head out in pursuit of top spot in the conference.
Floundering in their pursuit of top spot, one which saw them fall from their position in the annuls of the Eastern Conference, New York City have managed to successfully stem a run of results which was threatening to unravel their season. Its brought them back in the top 4, just four points behind league leaders Philadelphia Union.
And as the club head out to fulfil their aspirations of topping the conference, they find themselves squaring off against a side today they’ll be quietly confident of defeating on the day. Placed eighth in the Western Conference, Real Salt Lake find themselves still falling short of a place in the coveted top 7 spots, one which will ensure their safe passage into the knock-out stages.
However, with the side undefeated in their four previous matches, expect them to be buoyed by their recent upturn in form when they face off against NYC. They know they can set a real statement if they come out of this encounter with a positive result to their name, one which would help them garner massive momentum which can help tem flourish ahead of their imminent soirees.
Given the ramifications at stake in this encounter, expect this match to be a real humdinger. The margins for a win will be extremely fine in this one and what tilts the balance ever so slightly in New York City’s favour is their ability to rise to the occasion and score goals at crucial junctures. This goal should be decided by the solitary goal, one we see New York City getting and emerging with a vital three points from the match.
Probable Playing 11
- Jordan Allen has been ruled out of the season owing to his knee injury while Tony Beltran’s knee injury keeps him out of this match as well for Real Salt Lake.
- New York City are also suffering a spate of injuries, one which rule out Joe Scally owing to his hip injury and Ismael Tajouri
Real Salt Lake
Johnson, Ibeagha, Sands, Callens, Tinnerholm, Ring, Parks, Matarrita, Moralez, Mitrita, Heber
New York City
Rimando, Herrera, Silva, Glad, Toia, Besler, Beckerman, Savarino, Kreilach, Saucedo, Baird
Major League Soccer
Match: Real Salt Lake vs New York City
Date And Time: 4th August, Sunday- 12:00am IST
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy
Real Salt Lake City
- Johnson, Ibeagha, Sands, Callens, Tinnerholm, Ring, Parks, Matarrita, Moralez, Mitrita, Heber
New York City
- Rimando, Herrera, Silva, Glad, Toia, Besler, Beckerman, Savarino, Kreilach, Saucedo, Baird
Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for NYFC vs RSLC Dream11
With a cleansheet being a tricky proposition, we are roping in RSLC’s Nick Rimando for this encounter. He emerged with a cleansheet in the previous match, using his perusal of innate shot stopping abilities to keep the ball out of the goal and will be pivotal to his side’s success today as well.
Defenders for NYFC vs RSLC Dream11
With three cleansheets in their last five matches, Real Salt Lake have had to massively thank their defence for resulting in the side’s overturn in form. And if they are to emerge from this encounter with any points to their name, they’ll need the defence to once again imbed a culture of excellence for the side.
This narrative sees us opt for centreback Justen Glad, a player under whose tutelage the rest of the defence has been able to put up some stellar displays. Elsewhere from New York City we have opted for both of their attacking defenders in Anton Tinnerholm and Ronald Matarrita, two players who’ll be instrumental to the side’s aspirations of a win today.
Midfielders for NYFC vs RSLC Dream11
We have an entire trivalent from New York City being indulged in for this one with us brining in Keaton Parks and Ebenezer Ofori for this encounter. The two are the side’s talismen in midfield, playing a pivotal role in the side scouring their way to 36 goals and will need to come up with yet another flawless display if the side are to continue the ascendancy they are on recently.
CAM Damir Kreilach and leftwinger Sebastian Saucedo from RSLC are our picks for this one.
Strikers for NYFC vs RSLC Dream11
One of the rare sides to go in with a formations that immerses in a partnership of strikers, NYC have tasted consummate success with Maxi Moralez and Heber intertwining their skill set to perfection. In Maxi, the side have the league’s assist provider with the striker providing the perfect assistance to Heber.
With 13 assists for Maxi and the 9 goals for Heber, the two make for one of the most indomitable strike forces and we are getting the both of them in our side. From Real Salt Lake we have opted for their top scorer, Sam Johnson with us expecting him to add to his 8 goals today.
Captain And Vice-Captain for NYFC vs RSLC Dream11
Heber is chosen as our captain for this encounter while Maxi is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.