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The Lions are out in the wild west to take on Real Salt Lake in their Rio Tinto fortress. Can Orlando City get its third win in 11 days?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The second half of the MLS season starts (late) tonight as the Lions are out west to take on Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium at 10 p.m. ET. Rio Tinto can be a tough place for visitors to get a win, as evidenced by RSL's 3-1-5 home mark this season (as opposed to just 2-5-2 on the road).

The late (Eastern) start time, long travel and tough environment will make things difficult for the Lions, who have won their last two outings in all competitions and are 5-1-3 in the last nine games in all competitions (the PK shootout at Charleston counts as a regulation tie). Real Salt Lake is just 1-3-2 in the last six MLS matches, but RSL may be coming out of its funk after beating the Portland Timbers 2-0 in U.S. Open Cup play in the midweek and drawing 2-2 with Columbus Crew SC last Saturday in league play.

Orlando City will be without Gold Cup competitors Cyle Larin (Canada) and Darwin Ceren (El Salvador) and may not be able to field a full 18 due to injuries. Real Salt Lake fans won't shed any tears for Orlando's short bench, however, because RSL will be without USMNT stars, goalkeeper Nick Rimando and defensive midfielder Kyle Beckerman. But that doesn't mean the Lions can relax against RSL.

"I know that if we don't play well this weekend and don't approach it in the right manner, they will have more than enough to beat us," OCSC Head Coach Adrian Heath said after training on Thursday. "We're gonna have to be at our game. We proved it in Montreal. We drop it a notch, we lose the game two-nil. Could have been a lot more."

Here's all the content you need to prepare for tonight's match:

  • Our match preview will get you all the basic info you need to be ready
  • This week's PawedCast has insight on RSL and match predictions
  • My Intelligence Report goes behind enemy lines to get the scoop from RSL Soapbox

Official Lineups:

Orlando City (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Tally Hall

Defenders: Luke BodenSean St. Ledger,  Seb Hines, Rafael Ramos

Defensive Midfielders: Lewis NealCristian Higuita

Attacking Midfielders: Carlos Rivas, Kaká, Eric Avila

Forward: Pedro Ribeiro

Bench: Donovan Ricketts, Tyler Turner, Tommy Redding, Amobi Okugo, Harrison Heath, Danny Mwanga, Estrela

Real Salt Lake (4-2-3-1)

Goalkeeper: Jeff Attinella

Defenders: Tony Beltran, Aaron Maund, Elias Vazquez, Demar Phillips

Defensive Midfielders: Luke Mulholland, Luis Gil

Attacking Midfielders: Joao Plata, Javier Morales, Olmes Garcia

Forwards: Sebastian Jaime  

Bench: Lalo Fernandez, Abdoulie Mansally, Chris Schuler, John Stertzer, Pecka, Sebastian Saucedo, Devon Sandoval

Referees

REF: Sorin Stoic

AR1: Ian Anderson

AR2: Jason White

4TH: Alejandro Mariscal

How to Watch:

Match time: 10 p.m. (ET)

Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah

TV: My 65 locally and Sun Sports regionally

Radio: 104.1 FM Real Radio (English), La Grande 1030 (Spanish)

Streaming: MLS Live

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along at @TheManeLand, as well as Orlando City's official Twitter feed (@OrlandoCitySC).

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