Columbus, Real Salt Lake CONCACAF rosters

No international limits imposed as teams face CCL showdown

NEW YORK – Each of the eight CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinalists have submitted new-look rosters ahead of the elimination rounds. Each team can list up to 30 players on a roster although all 30 spots do not necessarily have to be immediately assigned. Names can be added until a team reaches 30, at which point no changes can be made.

It’s worth noting that there are no international player limits when it comes to the CONCACAF Champions League.

Each club is responsible for formally notifying CONCACAF of its 23-man list of eligible players 48 hours before a specific match. Below are the 23 players that Real Salt Lake and the Columbus Crew have designated from their current knockout-round roster as active for Tuesday’s first leg in Ohio. Only 18 of the 23 will dress.

REAL SALT LAKE 23-MAN ROSTER

Goalkeepers (3): #18 Nick Rimando, #24 Kyle Reynish, #1 Tim Melia

Defenders (7): #2 Tony Beltran, #3 Robbie Russell, #4 Jamison Olave, #6 Nat Borchers, #17 Chris Wingert, #28 Chris Schuler, #30 Rauwshan McKenzie

Midfielders (8): #5 Kyle Beckerman, #8 Will Johnson, #11 Javier Morales, #12 Jean Alexandre, #20 Ned Grabavoy, #21 Luis Gil, #22 Nelson Gonzalez, #77 Andy Williams

Forwards (5): #7 Fabian Espindola, #10 Arturo Alvarez, #15 Alvaro Saborio, #19 Pablo Campos, #23 Paulo Jr.

INELIGIBLE FROM CLUB’S CURRENT 30-MAN ROSTER: #26 Collen Warner

COLUMBUS CREW 23-MAN ROSTER:

Goalkeepers (3): #1 William Hesmer, #34 Ray Burse Jr., #25 Alex Riggs

Defenders (7): #4 Andy Iro, #3 Joshua Williams, #14 Chad Marshall, #21 Sebastian Miranda, #29 Shaun Francis, #31 Joshua Gardner, #27 Kwaku Nyamekye

Midfielders (8): #2 Rich Balchan, #11 Dilly Duka, #12 Eddie Gaven, #13 Leandre Griffit, #15 Kevin Burns, #17 Emmanuel Ekpo, #18 Robbie Rogers, #19 Cole Grossman

Forwards (5): #9 Justin Meram, #10 Andres Mendoza, #20 Emilio Renteria, #33 Jeff Cunningham, #32 Tom Heinemann

INELIGIBLE FROM CLUB’S CURRENT 30-MAN ROSTER: #30 Andy Gruenebaum, #5 Danny O'Rourke

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