How To Watch and Match Preview: Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids - MLS - 03/09/2024

A Renewed Rivalry in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains
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Next Saturday, March 9th, 2024, fans will have the opportunity to witness another thrilling chapter in the rivalry between Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids. With a history filled with intensity and passion, these two teams are ready to square off in what promises to be a memorable battle for the coveted Rocky Mountain Cup.

The match is scheduled for 7:30 PM (local time) and will be exclusively broadcasted on Apple TV's MLS Season Pass, providing fans with an immersive experience right from their homes.

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Both teams enter this encounter with high ambitions and expectations. Real Salt Lake, under the leadership of former Colorado Rapids icon Pablo Mastroeni, aims to solidify their season's start with a home victory. After a mixed bag of results in the opening rounds, including a convincing win against LAFC, RSL is determined to maintain the momentum and secure three points in front of their supporters.

On the other hand, the Colorado Rapids, led by new head coach Chris Armas and bolstered by a slew of promising signings, are eager to turn around their shaky season start. With players like Djordje Mihailovic, Omir Fernandez, and Zack Steffen, the Rapids are determined to clinch an away victory and showcase their strength to their rivals.

Since 2005, the Rocky Mountain Cup has been the catalyst for fervent emotions and unparalleled rivalry between these two teams. And this Saturday, passions will be reignited, and fans' hearts will be tested once again.

Furthermore, the match marks the return of some familiar faces to old territories. Pablo Mastroeni, now leading Real Salt Lake, is a legendary figure in the corridors of the Colorado Rapids, while Zac MacMath, former Rapids goalkeeper, is poised to defend RSL's colors against his former club. These elements add an extra layer of drama and intrigue to an already history-filled encounter.