The reinforcements are coming.
A depleted Real Salt Lake held its own for one half of soccer in Dallas over the weekend, before giving up a pair of second-half goals and losing 2-0. But RSL, which was missing 11 players due to injuries and international call-ups, should be much closer to full strength when the Seattle Sounders come to Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday.
After watching the United States beat Costa Rica in a Denver snowstorm on Friday, RSL captain Kyle Beckerman, goalkeeper Nick Rimando and defender Tony Beltran will all be in Mexico City for another World Cup qualifying match Tuesday. But the RSL starters, who saw no time on the field in Denver, should be back and available for action Saturday night in Sandy.