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Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake: How to Watch, Live Stream, TV Information and More

The Rocky Mountain Cup will be decided this afternoon in Commerce City.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rapids vs Real Salt Lake

The Rocky Mountain Cup

What more needs to be said.

The records are not relevant.  The place in the table is not relevant.  All that matters for these two teams is to beat one another.

And the Rocky Mountain Cup is on the line.

The goal for the Rapids:  Win, and take back the cup.

What to Watch For

1)  The Starting XI: Further down this article I give my best guess at what that XI will be, but the Rapids will be missing some key pieces but they do have enough to grab a result.  The larger question:  will the Rapids put a lineup out there that will demonstrate attacking intent, or will they bunker and park the bus.

2)  Finding Form: The Rapids are truly in a bad way right now with a season record of 8-12-10 and have not won since August 29.  The end of this season is feeling quite similar to 2014 and winnable games are few and far between.  When you look at the records of the remaining teams on their schedule, this looks to be the most winnable.  But....

3)  ....Because it is Salt Lake: Anything is truly possible and I have to believe that the Claret and Cobalt will be pissed off after the loss in July to the Rapids.  Both teams will miss the playoffs and this is the only real shot at silverware this year.  There is not a result that would surprise me in this one.

Officiating Assignments

Referee: Mark Kadlecik

Assistant Referees: Corey Parker and Craig Lowry

Fourth Official: Hilario Grajeda

Injuries/Suspensions/International Call-Ups

Injuries: Colorado--OUT:  Michael Harrington.  LISTED ON REPORT:  Dominique Badji, Kevin Doyle, Axel Sjoberg.  Salt Lake--OUT:  Chris Schuler.  LISTED ON REPORT:  Javier Morales

Suspensions: NONE

International Call-Ups: Colorado--Dillon Serna.  Salt Lake--Luis Gil and Boyd Okwuonu

How to Watch

Match Time/Day: Sunday, October 4 at 5:00 PM MDT

Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park--Commerce City, Colorado

TV Information: Fox Sports 1

Radio Information: 1340 AM  (English Radio Broadcast)  1650  (Spanish Language Broadcast)

OnLine Information: MLS Live (Blackouts apply)

Supporters Information: Stout Street Bulldogs

Weather at Kickoff: 61 degrees and partly

Predicted Starting XI

Injuries and International Call-Ups will be the major factor as the Rapids set their lineup and try and win back the Rocky Mountain Cup.  My best guess:

Clint Irwin, Maynor Figueroa, Sean St. Ledger, Bobby Burling, Drew Moor, Marcelo Sarvas, Lucas Pittinari, Gabriel Torres, Dillon Powers, Vicente Sanchez, Luis Solignac.

This will serve as your official Burgundy Wave Game Thread for the final leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup.  Please check back for opinion, analysis, and recaps and the Rapids look to end the season strong.