Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Game On! Crew to Invade Rio Tinto

The reigning champs come to town tonight to face Real Salt Lake. RSL is looking for its first points of the season, while Columbus is looking to break from the trend of draws with their first victory.



Real Salt Lake -vs- Columbus Crew

7:00 PM, Thursday April 2nd

Rio Tinto Stadium, ESPN 2

Real Salt Lake is hoping to have striker Luis Miguel Escalada available for this one. Robbie Russell is a question mark, but could see action as well. Ian Joy is out with a hamstring injury.

Columbus has 3 players seeing international duty this week: Duncan Oughton (New Zealand), Alejandro Moreno (Venezuela), and Frankie Hejduk (USA). In addition, Robbie Rogers (hamstring) is likely to be available but will not likely start, and Pat Noonan is out.



Real Salt Lake: Beltran ready for redemption - Deseret News

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew at Real Salt Lake -

RSL: Newest striker could make debut - Salt Lake Tribune

Near 2008 MLS Cup rivals RSL, Crew clash - MLSnet

Real Salt Lake expects edge in home opener at Rio Tinto - Salt Lake Tribune

Crew and RSL both looking to get off the mark - ESPNSoccernet

RSL Offers Weather 'Insurance' -> Michael C. Lewis Blog