SANDY -- For a team looking to recapture its early season form, tonight's match against winless Toronto FC looks like a tasty treat for Real Salt Lake.
The Reds enter tonight's 7 p.m. clash at Rio Tinto Stadium as the only team in Major League Soccer to have not yet secured a point, having been outscored 13-4 and shut out three times in six matches.
Salt Lake returns home after going winless during a draining, and at times controversial, three-match road stretch.
The Lions (5-3-1) rallied from a 1-0 deficit to draw FC Dallas 1-1 on Wednesday night, giving the team a likely shot in the arm toward tonight's clash.
It marked just the second time in club history, and the second consecutive year, that Real had left Frisco, Texas, with a point.
"I'm pleased with a point, but I wanted all three," Real boss Jason Kreis said after the match. "That's kind of where I am at.
"We're pleased with a result. We're pleased we didn't lose our third game in a row. With a little bit more and a little bit better, we come out of here with all three."
RSL will likely welcome central defender Jamison Olave and forward Fabian Espidola back to the lineup tonight.
Both players missed Wednesday match while serving one-match bans after being sent off in last weekend's 3-1 loss at San Jose.
The duo's return sets the seemingly rare stage for the Lions to put an entirely first-choice lineup on the pitch against the Reds, who will likely be without their first-choice strike pair of Danny Koevermans and Nick Soolsma because of injuries.
RSL is 4-4-2 in 10 all-time Major League Soccer matches with Toronto, with the Utah side claiming four straight full-value results in league play at home.