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REAL SALT LAKE (17-11-4; 55 POINTS)AT SOUNDERS FC (14-7-10; 52 POINTS)7 p.m., CenturyLink Field.TV: Locally, KONG 6/16; regionally, ROOT; nationally, NBCSN. RADIO: 97.3 FM.CLUB LEADERS: For RSL: G 17 Alvaro Saborio; A 9, Javier Morales; S 80, Saborio; SOG 39, Saborio; GAA 1.10 Nick Rimando. For Seattle: G 14, Eddie Johnson; A 13, Mauro Rosales; S 113, Fredy Montero; SOG 42, Montero; GAA 0.74, Michael Gspurning.HEAD TO HEAD: RSL leads 3-2-3 overall and 2-1-1 in Seattle. Salt Lake also eliminated the Sounders from the playoffs last season an in aggregate-score series. This season, RSL won 1-0 on May 12 in Seattle and the clubs played to a scoreless draw July 4 in Utah.NOTES: This match pairs the No. 2 and 3 teams in the Western Conference. A win would pull the Sounders even with a game in hand. … Salt Lake is 4-1 over its last five games, while Seattle is 2-1-2. … Any goal could be crucial. The clubs have combined for one goal in their first two matches this season. Meanwhile, when scoring first this season Seattle is 13-0-3, while RSL is 14-1. … Seattle is second and RSL third in goals-allowed per game. The Sounders have gone 240 minutes without allowing a goal. … RSL has an all-time record of 5-14-8 on artificial turf, but is 2-1 this season. … Seven players are out or questionable due to duty with their national teams: Seattle’s Johnson, Mario Martinez and Adam Johansson; and Salt Lake’s Saborio, Rimando, Kyle Beckerman and Will Johnson. Saborio is second in the league in goals scored. Rimando is third in wins (16) and shutouts (11). … RSL is 1-2 without Saborio this season. … Ten RSL players have been with the club five seasons or longer. … 20-year-old Portuguese-French midfielder David Viana could make his first-team debut for Salt Lake. … Gspurning leads MLS in goals-against average. … Montero and Osvaldo Alonso are one caution away from yellow-card suspension. … The referee is Ricardo Salazar.QUOTABLE: "We were unlucky, I thought, in the first game not to get a goal against them. … We've got to get our offense on track on the flanks and get behind them. If we can do that then we can have more success." – Sounders coach Sigi Schmid on his team’s failure to score in the first two games against RSL.NEXT: FC Dallas visits CenturyLink Field at 6 p.m. Sunday.