Utah Royals 2020

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  1. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. SenordrummeR2

    SenordrummeR2 Member+

    Jul 21, 2008
    Layton, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  3. KendaReal

    KendaReal Member+

    May 3, 2010
    Taylorsville, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I haven't heard of Soleil Energy, can somebody fill me in? Is it all natural energy pills? Or some type of essential oil? Or a nutraceutical? Someone please tell me quick, I need to start assembling my team!!!
     
  4. SenordrummeR2

    SenordrummeR2 Member+

    Jul 21, 2008
    Layton, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Solar company. Not sure if it is a DLH company, but their name is on the Soleil Lofts that are to the west of the academy.
     
  5. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now that's some topography I can recognize, unlike the squiggles on the RSL home jersey.
     
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  6. DrownedElf

    DrownedElf Member+

    Jul 5, 2010
    Ogden
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The kit and colors are far better than RSL
     
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  7. RSLer

    RSLer Member+

    Sep 24, 2008
    Stansbury Park, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It’s great that all of MLS is headed to Orlando...

     
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  8. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The local (SLC/Utah) spike in cases isn't something I would feel overly comfortable with, either.
     
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  9. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Games 1 & 2 in the bag on this thing. Pretty weird to watch. Doesn't really help the "seriousness" of the league when you see a playground feet away from the pitch...

    Oh, and ******** Alexi Lalas
     
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  10. 2nd Mouse

    2nd Mouse Member+

    Apr 11, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Weird that the censors are changing "I love" to ********. Strange times these.

    Anyway, is anybody watching the Royals - Dash game tomorrow? Might have to try the free trial of CBS All Access.
     
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  11. 2nd Mouse

    2nd Mouse Member+

    Apr 11, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    SPOILER ALERT (in case you're planning on watching the taped game tonight)




    Pretty interesting game today. Ended up tied with Houston 3 - 3. We looked like we were in control pretty well early in the game, scored the first goal, then Houston came back and scored three before we got two more back.

    I think we're going to miss Sauerbrunn on the back line but it'll be a lot of fun to watch Tziarra King.

     
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  12. stucknutah

    stucknutah Member+

    Feb 14, 2002
    In the Office
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    So, watched it and then did a re-watch, which should tell you all you need to know! This iteration of the Royals is about 1000x more exciting to watch than before!

    Coach has them playing a 3-5-2 triangle down. What that means is that the Royals d-mid may get overwhelmed each game depending on the instructions to the outside mids. It also means 2 dedicated offensive mids, which is very aggressive.

    Without going into great detail, the Royals had numbers going forward and the ability to combine well. The system is PERFECT for Vero - she found the ball a lot with multiple options.

    Defensively, even with the likely addition of Scott as the d-mid, the Royals could give up a ton of space over the top and at the top of the box. Goals against came on a corner (adequately defended), a catastrophic error (rec league misread of a long ball for a break which created a numbers down situation), and a tactical goal (nice work for them on the outside, extra player coming through at the top of the box not picked up because too far for the outside mid to get all the way over).

    With that being said - entertaining. Every game may be first team to 3 wins!
     
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  13. KendaReal

    KendaReal Member+

    May 3, 2010
    Taylorsville, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We did look really good starting out. Even without Press and O'hara we looked very comfortable in the first half. Passing was crisp as we moved the ball around very well and constantly created opportunities. The goal from Matheson was definitely with the run of play. Then Gunny switched off right before half time and gifted them a goal which really seemed to deflate us. Then the quick goal to start the 2nd half and we really became unraveled. After giving up the third I didn't think there was any hope but then they turned it on again and crawled back to finally get the equalizer. Fun game to watch, and a lot of positives to take away despite not getting the win.
     
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  14. KendaReal

    KendaReal Member+

    May 3, 2010
    Taylorsville, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #64 KendaReal, Jul 1, 2020
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2020
    Also, Abby is short. So was Nicky. But Nick could jump. He played on his toes and could spring off his feet. Abby... not so much. The header off the corner went over her head and despite "jumping" I don't think her toes cleared the tallest blade of grass. She's young and has potential but I think Barnhart needs to step up while Abby learns how to leap and dive.
     
  15. stubifier

    stubifier Member

    Real Salt Lake
    United States
    Jan 19, 2018
    Positives: It was nice to see a Royals team willing to make a few forward passes. ARod still has some gas left in the tank, even if she's not the player she was five years ago. Matheson was more effective than I would have thought, and Vero might have been our best player. I'm also really excited about King - she's physical, but her first touches were immaculate. Get her on the field from the start in one of these matches. Finally, it was genuinely fun to watch!

    Negatives: We're never going to get very far in this tournament playing Gunny in a back three - she looked completely lost. Maybe shift Bowen back to that position. Labonta as a true DCM is terrifying. She takes so many risks, which you can't afford in that part of the field. And while I like the back three in theory (because of what it allows us to do further up the pitch), it felt like suicide against Daly. We need a plan B back there.
     
  16. 2nd Mouse

    2nd Mouse Member+

    Apr 11, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tough day for the Royals out in Herriman. URFC 0 - 1 OLR.
     
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  17. trackrunner

    trackrunner Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LA getting a team in 2022. I bet Press leaves for hometown team. Ohara likes to surf in California. Anyone else likely to leave?
     

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