Real Salt Lake hope that home-field advantage will change the club's CONCACAF Champions League fortunes, as the 2010-11 tournament finalists look to bounce back after dropping their group opener.
RSL welcome Panamanian side Tauro FC to Rio Tinto Stadium for a key Group 2 battle (10 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel). RSL dropped the group opener to Herediano in Costa Rica, placing even more of an emphasis on capturing three points in this match to avoid falling into an 0-2-0 hole with just a road game and a home game remaining in the abridged group play under the new tournament format.
The MLS club has lost four straight games in all competitions, only scoring two goals in that time. Making matters more complicated is that the Western Conference contenders will have to turn to a second-choice central defense pairing while overcoming an injury to Jamison Olave and a suspension to Nat Borchers. Tauro had mixed results against MLS competition last season, going 1-2-1 against Toronto FC and FC Dallas in group play.
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