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Salt Lake finally has winning mark on Findley's big goal in big game

Published: Tuesday, July 29 2008 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Just score

Hopefully this gets Findley going. If Findley gets going and Espindola get's healthy we should make the playoffs.
We probably need at least 13 more points for the playoffs. Hopefully the break allows everyone to get healthy and ready to finish strong.

It's Not A Game!

When will you Yanks stop refering to Football Matches as 'games'?


Excellent work Real, way to keep your heads up and fight to the end! It was a fun game to watch. Now enjoy your break.


Worst headline ever.

We're now over halfway through year 4 of this franchise. Pretty sure we can leave the name of the team alone and find something new to make bad puns about.


Re: Match vs. game...probably never.

Ususally we refer to contests between teams as games (baseball game, football game, basketball game), while contests between individuals are generally refered to as matches (tennis match, boxing match, match play in golf, etc.).

In the overall scheme of things, it's not a big deal.

Rimando is too short

I like nick rimando alot. He's made some fantastic saves for us and saved our bacon on plenty of occasions. But last night, yet again, he allowed a goal on a short free kick. It seems like any time we foul someone within 10 yards of the box, they've got about a 70 percent chance of scoring on a free kick. The reason? Rimando is too short! It cost us against the Galaxy earlier in the year and it almost cost us again last night! Having said that, what a great game and a great way to head into the break. GO REAL!


While its a little unnerving to know that your left back and central back are the ones with goals and assists, Beckerman and Findley were both dangerous last night. Yura really needs to be on the bench. He had plenty of chances and plenty of times that he didnt hussle for thru balls. Williams was great, and its always fun to see Jeff C.

I am real excited to leave RES and get to Sandy. The countdown is on. Sept 20 is the last game in Salt Lake City!

Allez RSL

What a great game. Olave is probably the best center back in the league.

I'm, for one, happy that one of our wide backs has finally got an assist. Isn't that a central part of our offensive plan -- to get Wingert and Joy involved in the offense by serving balls in to our big target center?


This was a great win for RSL! The team has come a long way this year.

I agree that Rimando is too short. I highly doubt Seitz would have let that free kick in. The one thing about Rimando that you have to love is his reaction saves. But I would still like to see Seitz get some more games next year.

Also, is it just me, or is Kenny Culter an absolute waste? How is it that he continues to start/get playing time? Everyone in that stadium last night could see the immediate impact Andy Williams made in the game. The second half was much more entertaining, because Andy was out there working his butt off, and actually making passes that acheived something. Cutler does nothing. He is constantly marking a space near someone, he makes simple, safe and usually back passes that go nowhere He creates nothing. It is so frustrating to watch teams pass around him like he is not even there and he is supposedly a "holding midfielder." I would love to see him actually commit to a tackle and look to make a pass longer than 5 yards.

Culter belongs on the bench.

Re: It's not a game!

When will you Brits stop referring to Americans as 'Yanks"?

Yes, it's a match and it's played on a pitch. But sometimes we revert to our white trash, baseball-loving upbringing and refer to them as 'games' and 'fields'.

And by the way, what a great 'game' last night......RSL sure left it all on the 'field'.


RE: Rimando too short

I don't think Rimando's height is the factor. That free kick was buried in the upper 90. I don't know if even a lanky keeper like Sutton could have been able to reach that ball with the pace it had on it. Even the best keepers in the world get beat on free kicks if they have enough pace and are placed in the upper 90.

As for the game, what a way to go out with a bang. When we gave up the free kick, I thought the game was doomed for a tie, especially when Guevara hit the goal. Great team work to fight back and get the quick goal back. I think that shows how RSL will not give up until the final whistle blows.


It was a great game last night but sometimes I really wonder about Kreis. I mean the team is doing well and he definitely deserves some credit. However, after complaining for seemingly weeks about our lack of offensive production and finishing, what is his response? He decides to play 3 defensive midfielders together!?!

You can't expect different results by doing the same things. I would love to see Kreis mix it up with either a 4-3-3 lineup or maybe even playing guys like Movsisyan and Espindola on the wings in a 4-4-2 formation. With the formations that RSL plays now, Wingert is the only guy on the team that provides good service from the wide positions. We need to insert more guys capable of making plays and providing service. Beckerman is a defensive Mid and we need to play him there. Cutler needs to sit on the bench. Dema needs to only come in to protect leads. RSL needs more playmakers on the pitch period.


From watching the updates via the internet I grasped my head in disbelief when RSL gave up a goal in the final 10 minutes. I thought, "they've reverted back to their old ways." The end result, though, showed just how far this team has come this season. The amount of improvement is incredible. Go ReAL!

re: Boz

You are 100% right about Cutler. He is a waste. His teammates dont even look to him. The only way they even pass to him is if he has noone around him and is the LAST option and even then they will play it long alot. Morales will not look to him at all. I could care less how hard he works at practice and all the other blah blah blah Jason says about him. Its time he goes where he belongs the USL.

Andy played for Jamaica on Sat so that may be why he came off the bench, but come on Cutler?!? Drop Dema back at holding mid and put Wingert on the wing and start Beltran in back. Something other than Cutler. The first half was bad because they wouldnt play out of the back because they (the other players) dont trust Cutler, it went long and wide. Once Andy came in that all changed. It took a minute but things opened up and changed. No more Cutler

On another note Russell looks promising, another big body in back that likes to get up into the attack. Look forward to watching him.


Typical match. Lots of movement and little action. The hi-lites wouldn't fill 10 seconds of a reel.

Re: RockOn

Good to see you woke up today. We were wondering if you would shed your light on us.

Thanks for filling up our comment boards. Soccer is on the up and up.

Soccer v Football

This is the US and we declared our independence quite a few years back. Hopefully this independence alls include liberty from British soccer terms. As Paul Gardner says in one of his blog entries on SoccerTalk, "The flat no-frills English terminology is simply not up to reflecting the joys of soccer. (This is a problem in this country, which tends to adopt English terms willy-nilly a short time spent listening to the pathetically Brit-groveling announcers on Fox Soccer Channel will confirm that.)" Perhaps we should think about using our own terms to describe Soccer and not simply use those by our friends across the pond. Our North American league is young and growing hopefully our verbiage can grow with it to describe the play. We don't need to use "match," or "pitch" to sound intelligent. Let's call it what we call it here. If not maybe we should adopt Spanish terms as our neighbors to the south have a greater influence on our sport than Great Britain.


I have to say that this was a very entertaining competion between two teams very equal in their overall quality. However, Marvell and Edu may have given TFC the win or ties. I hate that. Our guys didn't have the best game, but got the win when it was needed.

From my math, I think that LA could get 6 total points from their 2 games before RSL takes the feild again. Houston only plays once, and are 4 points back. Chivas plays 3 games (3 in hand), but 2 are on the road and the other is against LA, which limits the point totals when RSL comes back. While LA and Chivas could get 6 points each, this just isn't going to happen. RSL will still be in 1st when they take on Houston!

Re: Soccer V Football

Great comment! If soccer is going to grow in popularity here it can't sound foreign and stuffy i.e. "pitch" and "match". These are U.S. soccer "teams" playing great "games" and I can't wait to see one on our new "field"!

I can't wait for

Throw Prolate Spheroid season starts so I can tell Utefan and Cougar fan all about the idiots that misnamed everything to do with their game. Touchdown? What do they touch when they are down?

BTW - GO RSL! At least Utah finally has a winner!

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