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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Union (8-6-10, 34 points) at Real Salt Lake (11-7-6, 39 points) Saturday, 9 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Union (8-6-10, 34 points) at Real Salt Lake (11-7-6, 39 points)

Saturday, 9 p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah.

TV: The Comcast Network.

Last MLS game: The Union lost, 2-1, at Columbus on Aug. 20. Salt Lake beat Chivas USA, 1-0, on Aug. 27 in Carson, Calif.

Outlook: The Union are 0-2-3 in their last five MLS games. . . . The Union are 3-5-4 on the road while Salt Lake is 8-2-3 at home. . . . In the current playoff standings entering the weekend, Real were No. 8 and the Union were No. 9. . . . Ten teams will qualify for the postseason. . . . The Union and Salt Lake played to a 1-1 draw on June 11 at PPL Park in Chester.

Missing: Union central defender Carlos Valdes is out for the game after receiving six yellow cards. . . . Real center back Nat Borchers is out for the game after receiving a red card against Chivas USA. . . . Missing the game due to national team duties for Salt Lake are Will Johnson (Canada) Alvaro Saborio (Costa Rica), Artuo Alvarez (El Salvador), and Jean Alexandre (Haiti); for the Union, midfielder Keon Daniel (Trinidad and Tobago). . . . Real midfielder Kyle Beckerman will play against the Union and then join the U.S. national team in Brussels for its game Tuesday against Belgium.

   - Marc Narducci

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