RSL News :: 2008, part I [R]

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  1. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Imagine what Chelsea thought when they lost to a "American" team in their preseason a couple of years ago.
     
  2. Dunlap Branch FC

    Dunlap Branch FC New Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Utah
    Yet, it forecasted a year where Chelsea did not achieve its two top goals:

    (1) Champions League Final
    (2) Premiership Title

    Also, the preseason was the beginning of unrest that boiled over at the start of this season seeing the special one say good bye...

    I don't quite think RSL is going to fall off the horse, but I thought your post was a tad bit unfair.

    BTW- wasn't it a Canadian who willed the 'American' team to victory. :rolleyes:
     
  3. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not unfair, simply stating that as usual, we are all in freak-out, doom-n-gloom mode again. Sure its not good to lose to a Division 2 school, although Lynn is one of the best Div2 soccer teams in the country.

    But hey if you are down on RSL's one loss, I wonder what DC fans are thinking...

    "United has won one preseason exhibition match so far — a 6-0 victory over the U.S. under-17 team. But it has lost to Chivas USA (1-0), Danish club Odense BK (1-0), the U.S. under-23 team (2-0) and tied the Kansas City Wizards (1-1) and Toronto FC (1-1)."
    http://washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080223/SPORTS/120950655/1005/SPORTS
     
  4. pate

    pate Member+

    Jun 12, 2007
    Provo, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. ccb1212

    ccb1212 Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    West Jordan,UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am sorry but our goalkeepers are not the 11th best in the league. I think we are ranked too low.
     
  6. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here's who he has for the RSL midfield:

    "11. Real Salt Lake. Javier Morales is promising and will be good to have from the start of the season. Kyle Beckerman is very solid while Nathan Sturgis has good upside, but RSL has seemingly a lot of role players in the midfield."

    No Cordoba, no Dema as minimum additions.

    And the defense:

    "12. Real Salt Lake. Nat Borchers and Ian Joy must hit the ground running for RSL’s defense to have a chance of success. Matias Mantilla will be around for a full season, which is one of the few plusses from this squad."

    No Olave.

    The most interesting thing is his definition of a "unit" for the goalkeepers. Chivas ranks number one, because of Guzan, and while I would definitely rank Guzan as number one in MLS, that isn't what the whole unit would be ranked.
     
  7. USAHammerFan

    USAHammerFan Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    Sandy, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How the hell is Rimando #11 of 14 in his goal keeper rankings?
     
  8. RSL Fortaleza Menina

    Jan 27, 2006
    global
    Who the hell cares about the opinion of a single blogger who evidently isn't intimately familiar with our club? And isn't it far better to be under rated than over rated? I love that position. Overlook us please. ...Then wander into Rice-Eccles and get shut down by Rimando and prison-shanked by Findley & Yura. Bring it on.
     
  9. Allez RSL

    Allez RSL Member+

    Jun 20, 2007
    Home
    Prison-shanked? Awesome.
     
  10. RedDevil013

    RedDevil013 Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    Ogden
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    OMG?!?!? Do I sense... optimism??? J/K :D

    I love the prison-shank metaphor, but it might apply better to Dema and Joy when they tackle someone...:cool:
     
  11. rslfanboy

    rslfanboy Member+

    Jul 24, 2007
    Section 26
    Those Europeans carry shivs under their shinguards. Watch out, MLS!!!
     
  12. Dunlap Branch FC

    Dunlap Branch FC New Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Utah
    What a wankfest. Chivas is number 1??? Did anyone tell him the only thing Mexican about the team is the name.
     
  13. Scadzz

    Scadzz Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    f=956
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As sidelineviews is seeming to just piss people off you could look at WVHooligan's Blog too for predictions. His seem a bit more researched.
     
  14. Deuce

    Deuce Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    Utah
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
  15. Dunlap Branch FC

    Dunlap Branch FC New Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Utah
    Was that the number 1 defense surrendering 6 to a out of season J league team?
     
  16. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would would think with all the changes to Goats Lite have made in the off-season, that they would be worse this year. No way they have improved from last year (when they were rather good).
     
  17. RSL Fortaleza Menina

    Jan 27, 2006
    global
    FYI:
    RSL vs Rapids photos (2/22/08 in Sunrise, FL) now up @ rslfm.com...
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Taragui

    Taragui Member+

    Aug 13, 2006
    Northern Utah
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Remember, "Friends Don't Let Friends Shiv". Thanks to the prop guys on My Name Is Earl.
     
  19. I_Believe_In_Kreis

    Oct 2, 2006
    on the pitch
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't see this posted anywhere yet - apologies if it is.

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    Royal Club Season Kick-Off

    It is that time of year again. As we ready ourselves for the 2008 season it’s time for our Royal Club Season Kick-Off event. This year the event will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in EXHIBITION room 4 on the SCORE-GOAL Futsal Fields. This an opportunity for Royal Club Members to pick up season tickets, their 2008 exclusive Royal Club t-shirt, and have some fun! There will be food, games, a futsal field, and the opportunity to interact with your fellow Royal Club Members and RSL staff.

    The event will be held from 12:00pm – 4:00pm on Saturday March 1.
    A valid form of ID WILL BE REQUIRED to pick up tickets

    Exhibition Room 4 in the Salt Palace is located between 150 South and South Temple and between 200 and 300 West on the lower level. Our event will be located towards the rear of exhibition room 4 on the green court.

    The main entrance to Exhibition room 4 is located off of 200 West and South Temple (next to the Radisson)
    A parking lot is available on 300 West between North and South Temple or street parking on 100 South and/or South Temple
    Visit www.Score-Goal.com for directions and information under “Facilities”

    Can’t Make the Event?

    If you are unable to attend you may pick up your tickets in the office from Monday March 3 through Wednesday March 5. After that time all tickets will be shipped FedEx and t-shirts will be available for pick-up during RSL’s first three home games.

    If you have a remaining balance on your 2008 Season tickets they will not be available for pick-up or delivery until paid in full.
    For questions or to pay your remaining balance before the March 1 event please call us at 801.924.8585
    If you have recently moved or currently have a PO Box (FedEx will not deliver to PO Box) please contact us to update your shipping address to ensure your tickets arrive on time.
     
  20. pate

    pate Member+

    Jun 12, 2007
    Provo, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    But they line up pretty well at the top (the Goats are in the top spot for both of 'em). Here's a quick look at a combined ranking made up of the two sets:

    WVH LB AVG
    1 Chivas USA 2.4 2.25 2.33
    2 Houston 2.8 3.5 3.15
    3 New England 3 4.25 3.63
    4 DC United 4.4 4.5 4.45
    5 Colorado 7.4 5.75 6.58
    6 FC Dallas 7 8.75 7.88
    6 NY Red Bull 8 7.75 7.88
    8 Chicago 9.4 7.5 8.45
    9 San Jose 9 10 9.5
    10 LA Galaxy 10.2 9.25 9.73
    11 Real Salt Lake 9.4 11 10.2
    11 Toronto FC 10.4 10 10.2
    13 Kansas City 11 9.75 10.38
    14 Columbus 10.4 10.75 10.58


    (EDIT: yuck, those columns lined up badly, they are supposed to be: combined ranking, team, WVH's average ranking, LB's average ranking, and the combined average ranking)
     
  21. RedDevil013

    RedDevil013 Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    Ogden
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    does anyone know when single game tickets go on sale?
     
  22. RedDevil013

    RedDevil013 Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    Ogden
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. Ryantherusskie

    Mar 17, 2006
    Where it's kept Real
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  24. RealSandy

    RealSandy Member

    Aug 15, 2006
    Sandy
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I may use my tax rebate to buy season tickets for my wife and I.
     

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