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CenturyLink Field will have the glamour Saturday night. But Rio Tinto Stadium will host a Western Conference showdown that will severely impact the standings.
Unfortunately, both teams will be without the services of some key personnel.
International duty continues to rear its ugly head in Week 15. Alvaro Saborio will not be with the Claret and Cobalt, while the Galaxy will be deprived of the talents of Robbie Keane and Omar Gonzalez.
But there’s a reason both teams currently find themselves in playoff position.
Extensive depth has allowed both teams to extend beyond the services of one or two key players.
Six different players have scored multiple goals for Salt Lake this season. As for the Galaxy, the vigorous talents of Jose Villarreal and Gyasi Zardes allowed head coach Bruce Arena to trade away his leading goal scorer, Mike Magee.
Not to mention, there’s still some guy named Landon Donovan lacing up his boots.
Don’t let international duty fool you. There'll be enough talent at "the RioT" to maintain the intensity between these two Western Conference foes.
They proved it in Week 9. They'll prove it once again in Week 15.
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