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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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Real Salt Lake's Jonny Steele, right, of Northern Ireland, takes the ball away from Philadelphia Union's Carlos Valdes (2), of Colombia, during the second half of an MLS soccer game on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Chester, Pa. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Wednesday on TV: First-place RSL looks to extend winning streak

OK, I'll admit it. I never expected that Real Salt Lake would be at the top of the Major League Soccer table on July 3.

(That's first place for you non-soccer fans.)

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Frankly, I was just hoping they'd make the playoffs. Because that's all you need to do to win the MLS Cup. (Last year, the No. 4 seed in the West beat the No. 5 seed in the East to win the cup.)

Still ... it's great to be in first place. And it would be pretty amazing to win the Western Conference, the Supporters' Shield, the U.S. Open Cup and the MLS Cup - all of which is still possible at this point.

(No, that is NOT a prediction.)

We'll see if the home team can extend their club-record winning streak to eight games when RSL hosts the Philadelphia Union tonight at 8 on Ch. 30. (And that's not a tape-delay - it's a later-than-usual start because there will be fireworks after the game.)

Elsewhere on TV ...

Big Brother (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Housemates compete to be head of the household.

America's Got Talent (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Auditions continue.

MasterChef (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The top 13 compete.

Franklin & Bash (7 and 9 p.m., TNT): Rachel and the boys bet on whose case will work out better for the firm.

Family Tools (7:30 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Terry is determined to win a local art show.

The American Baking Competition (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The competition continues.

Melissa & Joey (9 p.m., ABC Family): Mel finds out Austin doesn't want to have children.

Baby Daddy (8:30 p.m., ABC Family): Ben thinks the neighbor has Emma's favorite toy.

Futurama (11 p.m., Comedy Central): Bender meets a famous folk singer.



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