After an eventful debut, can Christian Benteke fire D.C United to a rare victory?
Last weekend, the Belgian striker made his first appearance in MLS after arriving from Crystal Palace.
However, it didn’t go to plan, with Benteke seeing a second half penalty saved, before thwacking the crossbar, as D.C. were held to a goalless draw by Colorado Rapids.
So, since winning Wayne Rooney’s first game in charge, the Black-and-Red have only won one of eight outings, surprisingly beating champions NYCFC ten days ago.
This leaves the capital club rock bottom of the overall standings, on course to ‘win’ the wooden spoon award for the fourth time, after 2002, 2010 and 2013.
Real Salt Lake meanwhile are looking to remain on course to claim actual desirable silverware.
The Claret and Colbalt saw their four-match unbeaten streak come to an end last weekend, beaten 2-0 by LAFC.
Nevertheless, Pablo Mastroeni’s team remain sixth in the Western Conference, looking to cling onto a play-off place.
A victory for RSL seems very likely at Rio Tinto Stadium.