SJ vs RSLC Dream11 : Real Salt Lake and San Jose Earthquakes clash it out in a bid to consolidate their spot in the echelons of Western Conference
Separated by just a point, for fourth and fifth placed San Jose Earthquakes and Real Salt Lake respectively, today’s encounter is more than just a normal encounter in Major League Soccer. As the clamour for a spot in the top 7 intensifies, both of our opponents today will be versed with the vital importance of three points, ones which can help them make massive strides in the points tally.
With just two points separating the fourth and eighth placed sides in the Western Conference, the battle for the top 7 couldn’t have been any more competitive. Not only will a win help either side put in much needed distance between each other but also ascertain the winner of second place, a spot either side will be yearning to occupy after today’s imminent clash.
For Real Salt in particular, a win today takes precedence over everything else. After six clashes without a defeat, the side have now lost two of their previous three matches, on ordeal with doesn’t bode well for them as we near the business end of the conference matches. Their previous encounter resulted in a 1-0 defeat to Portland Timbers, a dejecting result which went one step towards contributing to the side’s impending downward spiral.
Elsewhere, San Jose Earthquakes have enjoyed a more thriving run of form with the two consecutive wins. The wins have been pivotal in not only wrenching the side out of the impasse they were caught in with three successive defeats pegging them back in their quest but what has stood tall amongst everything is the manner they have come out in. With six goals scored and just the one conceded in those two matches, the side will be looking to emulate the same riveting display today as well in a match of colossal importance.
SJ vs RSLC Match Prediction
Determining a winner from today’s clash was an extremely dicey proposition with both these sides having endured almost similar seasons. Where Real Salt Lake have conceded the fewer goals, San Jose Earthquakes have scored more, making today’s clash a tasty encounter. What works in Real San Jose Earthquakes favour is their ability to craft attacks, something which should see them just about squirm to a win today.
Probable Playing 11
- A knee injury has ruled out Jordan Alleri for the rest of the season for Real Salt Lake.
- Tony Beltran stays out of today’s encounter as well for the side with a knee injury while Belser misses this one owing to his foot injury.
Real Salt Lake
Rimando (GK), Toia, Onuoha, Holt, Herrera, Beckerman, Luiz, Rowe, Kreliach, Plata, Johnson
San Jose Earthquakes
Vega (GK), Salinas, Jungwirth, Cummings, Thompson, Godoy, Judson, Eriksson, Fierro, Espinoza, Chris Wondolowski
Major League Soccer
Match: Real Salt Lake Vs San Jose Earthquakes
Date And Time: 12th September, Thursday- 7:00am IST
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy
Real Salt Lake
- Rimando, Herrera, Kreliach, Johnson
San Jose Earthquakes
- Thompson, Eriksson, Espinoza, Chris Wondolowski
SJ vs RSLC Dream11 Goal-Keeper
With both the side’s bound to score in today’s clash, we have picked out Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando for this fixture. He comes in due to his ability to pull off not only well cued, astute saves but pull them off at crucial junctures, a narrative which will be invaluable to his outfit today.
Defenders for SJ vs RSLC Dream11
The only agenda behind us picking out our backline for today was going in with names who’ll find themselves contributing to the side’s attacking movements as much as they’ll be a side of their unit’s attacking sojourns. This sees us pick out rightback Aaron Herrera from Real Salt Lake, a player who’ll be pivotal in spurring the side onto a win today.
Elsewhere we have picked out the two players from San Jose Earthquakes, getting in Tommy Thompson and Florian Jungwirth for this clash.
SJ vs RSLC Dream11 Midfielders
A reason for San Jose Earthquakes resurgence in the league lies down to their attacking players, names who have lead to their consummate success, reverberating exquisite performances on a consistent basis. And the focal point of their attack has been the dauntless duo of Magnus Eriksson and Cristian Espinoza with the two intertwining their skill set to amass 20 assists in between them.
Kelyn Rowe and Anibal Gody meanwhile are our selections from the opposition.
Strikers for SJ vs RSLC Dream11
San Jose Earthquakes’ top scorer with 13 goals, Chris Wondolowski becomes the first player to enter our side’s strikers’ facet. On the other hand we have opted for the deadly partnership of Sam Johnson and Damir Kreilach from the opposing side with these two being the side’s most crucial players when it comes to scouring goals.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have selected Chris as our side’s captain for this match while Cristian is chosen as the vice-captain.
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match 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.