Pearce and Rodriguez out of travel squad

As I tweated a couple days ago (and then forgot to post, sorry) Heath Pearce and Milton Rodriguez are both out of the travel squad this weekend. Rodriguez has since confirmed he is done for the year.

Taking Rodriguez' place in the 18 man team will be Ruben Luna, although Jeff Cunningham will almost certainly get the start up top. “I think it makes sense,” Hyndman told Steve Hunt. “Jeff scored a goal against them. He used to play for them. There’s a lot of internal motivation. He will be able to stretch the field a little more because of his speed and quickness.”

Heath Pearce is also set to miss out with his injury. Jackson has been getting the bulk of the time at right back this week, but Zach Loyd could also figure in that spot.

With the suspension of Atiba Harris, Brek Shea will be making a return to the left side of midfield with Marvin Chavez moving to his more natural spot on the right.

George John returns to the lineup at center back with (despite?) his sore hamstring. That could be a battle to watch as the speedy Robbie Findley may be back in the RSL first eleven due to injuries.