Brian Nicholson, El Observador de Utah
Real Salt Lake opens the 2012 MLS season this Saturday at Los Angeles with much of its same core in tact from last year's squad that finished with the third-best record in the league.
Eight new faces join the team in 2012 though, three via the SuperDraft, one via the Supplemental Draft, one as a homegrown player and three as training camp invitees.
With several of RSL's regulars a week or two away from getting back to full fitness, several of these newcomers could be in line for some playing time right out of the gates.
Here's an alphabetic look at those eight first-year RSL players.