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Tag Archives: Real Salt Lake

How Your Team Can Win Or Lose This Weekend, Part 1

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The question I wrestled with in my head last night was this: if there were no playoffs or a playoffs with just four teams instead of 10, would this weekend be as exciting?  Regardless of how you feel about the … Continue reading

Chivas Force 2-2 Draw with United

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Fans who saw the scoreline of September 10th’s 3-0 win by DC United over Chivas would assume that DCU would win handily against the Goats at home and, with New York’s loss, would move into the driver’s seat with their … Continue reading

Why Tonight’s MLS Games are Critical to the Playoff Race

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It’s catch-up time.  In both games in hand and playoff positioning. In the shadow of the CONCACAF Champions League matches six MLS clubs will take the pitch tonight in critical games for playoff positioning.  One of the matches is a … Continue reading

While West Dominates, East Entertains

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The talking point since First Kick has been the same: the Western Conference is vastly superior to the Eastern Conference.  For the past six months or so, we’ve heard about the top teams in the West and their chances of … Continue reading

Wednesday Recap: A Night of Soccer Not to Miss

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Going into the MLS regular season and CONCACAF Champions League games last night, American soccer fans knew it was going to be an interesting night.  The CCL matches would determine who would advance to the group stage while the three … Continue reading

In Defense of Diving

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Jon Busch was having quite a game.  The San Jose keeper had made a few really good saves and the ‘Quakes were hanging on against Real Salt Lake.  Despite being outplayed, it looked like the home visiting team could grab … Continue reading

Should Vancouver Have Been Forced to Forfeit?

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Forfeits are usually a term for CYO soccer when a team doesn’t have the requisite ten players or there aren’t enough oranges for halftime.  Rarely does the terminology enter a debate in professional sports, where the money and resources are … Continue reading

Crew Stun RSL To Move Into Top Three

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The Columbus Crew have a knack for late game heroics recently.  This past weekend it was Rich Blachan grabbing a goal late in stoppage time to salvage a tie with the Red Bulls.  Last night it was a furious second … Continue reading

Knock Knock It’s FIFA: Week in Review May 23-27, 2011

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It was an incredibly busy week in American soccer.  Between the US national team, MLS midweek matches, and all sorts of FIFA controversies, there was a wealth of story lines for fans of the beautiful game.  Below are some of … Continue reading

What Should Mondaini’s Punishment Be for Morales Tackle?

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Another week, another MLS star goes down with broken bones.  This time it was Javier Morales who is out for months after Marcos Mondaini made an aggressive challenge on the midfielder in front of the Chivas net.  Morales cut back … Continue reading

The Week in Review: April 25-29, 2011

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Quite possibly this has been one of the darkest weeks in MLS in a long time.  David Ferreira is gone for a while, Steve Zakuani’s situation is even worse, the league handed out the longest suspension in its history, Seattle … Continue reading

How Legit are the Columbus Crew?

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On March 19, the Columbus Crew dejectedly walked out of RFK Stadium in Washington on the wrong side of a 3-1 game.  The team allowed two Charlie Davies goals (one a penalty kick) and looked outclassed, out played, and in … Continue reading

Espindola Gives Real only MLS Goal of the Night

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Fabian Espindola knocked in a loose rebound late in stoppage time to give Real Salt Lake a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids and a leg-up in the 2011 Rocky Mountain Cup.  Espindola also gave MLS fans the only goal … Continue reading

Real Salt Lake Video Pumps Up the Rocky Mountain Cup

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For the uninitiated, the Rocky Mountain Cup is a yearly fan rivalry between the only two MLS clubs in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado and Real Salt Lake.  The Cup has been awarded since 2005 and the games to decide the … Continue reading

Preview: Can RSL Advance to CCL Finals?

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Real Salt Lake has landed in Costa Rica and are prepared for tonight’s kickoff.  Tonight RSL will take on FC Saprissa on their home turf with the aggregate winner advancing to the CONCACAF Champions League Final.  Kickoff is 10 PM … Continue reading

Week in Review, March 21-25 2011

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After the shine of the first weekend has worn off, MLS gets into the grind with some of its biggest names missing for international duty.  Some teams have a second chance to show they’ve improved, while some have another chance … Continue reading

MLS ’11 Preview – Should RSL be the Favorites?

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Team: Real Salt Lake Coach: Jason Kreis Last Year’s Finish: 15-11-4, 56 points.  Western Conference: 2nd In a sense, RSL’s season has already begun with a 4-1 aggregate victory over Columbus in the CONCACAF Champions League.  In the second of … Continue reading