Saturday, November 1

Morning Coffee

A quick look at the daily newspapers ahead of this afternoon's match:

* The Press-Enterprise sits down with former Real Salt Lake captain Carey Talley, who says of his midseason move from RSL to Chivas USA:
"[Rio Tinto] was a stadium I was actually looking forward to being the captain in and opening that stadium. I had to leave because it was time for me to leave."
* The Salt Lake Tribune examines RSL's 3-8-3 (W-L-T) all-time record vs. Chivas USA in official competition. The paper also has a feature on RSL midfielder Andy Williams and his wife Marcia's battle with leukemia.

* La Opinión details the Red-and-White's continued injury woes.

* The Los Angeles Times analyzes the Chivas USA goalkeeping situation, with veteran Zach Thornton filing in for the suspended Dan Kennedy.

* The Los Angeles Newspaper Group examines Chivas USA's three-year playoff history.

* Mexico City daily Excélsior profiles the MLS playoffs through he eyes of midfielder Francisco Mendoza.

* The Deseret News discusses RSL's title hopes and the divergent - and reconvergent - paths of the two franchises.

Today's weather forecast (according to the experts at calls for party cloudy skies and an unseasonably warm temperature of 65° F, with a 10% chance of precipitation at kickoff, increasing to 20% by late evening.