Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/27/12
On the road again The Vancouver Whitecaps FC start the first of a huge home and home stretch against second place Real Salt Lake, tonight in Utah. Real Salt Lake then comes to Vancouver for a meeting on August 11.  The five point gap that currently separates the two clubs, could grow to as much as fourteen if RSL takes both matches against the ‘Caps, as well as a match in Colorado in between. It could also evaporate, with the Whitecaps sitting very close to them, with a game in hand, by the time post game in Vancouver rolls around on the evening of August 11. Tensions will be high this evening, and a few keys players will be either not starting or very fatigued as Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit played all 90 minutes vs. Chelsea, and Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman saw the pitch for 34 minutes in the second half. Whether you’re at home pretending your man cave is the Southside of BC Place, or you’re at the game, here are 5 things to watch for this evening. 1. More of the same from a quick...
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