The injury report for Saturday's upcoming match against the defending MLS Cup Champions has been release.
CHICAGO FIRE -- OUT: MF Mike Banner (L Achilles tendinitis); DF Steven Kinney (R Achilles repair); DOUBTFUL: MF Marko Maric (L ankle sprain/contusion); FW Gabriel Ferrari (L hamstring strain); QUESTIONABLE: DF Cory Gibbs (L hamstring strain)
COLORADO RAPIDS -- OUT: FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear); FW Quincy Amarikwa (L ankle sprain); QUESTIONABLE: FW Conor Casey (L hamstring strain); DF Eddie Ababio (R hamstring strain); PROBABLE: MF Pablo Mastroeni (R Achilles strain); MF Sanna Nyassi (L hamstring strain)
Gibbs did not train yesterday and Ferrari left Sunday's reserve match in the second half hobbling a bit. On a side note, Ferrari's goal against the Dynamo reserves was deflected by a Houston defender and ruled an own goal.
Real Salt Lake plays the second leg of the CONCACAF Champion's League Final tonight in Utah against Monterrey. The first leg in Mexico ended in a 2-2 draw. A win would go a long way towards elevating MLS' international standing but I'm not sure it's comparable to the US Hockey team's win in Lake Placid in 1980 as Garth Lagerwey claims.
RSL is an incredible 23-1-10 in their last 34 MLS home regular season matches.