Real Salt Lake gets high-scoring Scot to help anemic offense
Good pickup. It is good to see RSL get a target forward. Now it they can pick
up a young target forward for the future they will be set.
RSL should have another pre-season game in St. George. Except, this time it
would be better to play another MLS team instead of BYU. There was over 8,000
fans who showed up to watch RSL play in St. George last year. Why wouldn't they
come back? Not to mention, it has been over 70 degrees the last several days.
Well, it speaks volumes about the slimy tactics being employed by the Obama
campaign. He just lost my vote and my wife's vote. Thanks for bringing such
slimy tactics to our attention. Voting for McCain now.
to answer the article title, Yes.
I too was going to vote for Obama now that romney was out but since I see such
positive people helping his campaign I may go back to another republican John
McCain. Imagine the headlines, "Obama loses soccer votes because of campaign
This is more proof that the best thing Freddy Adu did for RSL was leave.
I agree Pope was good but he just didn't seem to have his head in the game last
year. With that said we need some offense this year. I hope that some of these
new guys know how to play so that Williams can have some skilled players on the
field in order to show his true abilities to assist and pass the ball. If Andy
will show up and work hard he is the best player on our team.
We should be much better now that Pope has finally retired. I went to probably
10 games, lots of loses by the way, and it seems like every time we would be
winning or getting some momentum and then Pope would let some one by and BAM
match over. He had some great skills top notch skills, but his decision making
was terrible at times. Ie the 4th of July last year. When you're up by a goal
with like 2 minutes to go it's not that hard. Keep kicking the ball to the other
end of the pitch and it makes it pretty much impossible for the team to come
back and score. I hope Dr. Goal is better that Eskandarian. I hope we can at
least not be last in goals scored again. We need offense bad. I hope we do well
Great story. Can't wait for March 29th. Go RSL.
Well, I was going to vote for Obama...
There is only one of you, an RSL employee who is paid to read the blogs and try
and put a positive spin on all the negativity regarding soccer. We have a
professional blogger at my work too (The Obama Campaign), so I know how it is.
You wouldn't be so hostile if you weren't afraid of losing your job. Do
yourself a favor, get out before RSL "downsizes" to zero.
good move! go real!
Great signing. I hope we bring our fitness level and the ability to play a full
90+ against our MLS foes. Kreis and our staff are doikng well to bring impact
talent. i look forward to watching what (on paper) looks like a pressing team
with talent to both stop goals against and finish up front. It looks like the
long ball will be the exception to getting deep in the offensive third. Waht a
core for the future. our young strikers have someone with skill, drive, and the
attitude to look up to and model their careers. Kudos to RSL. Let's put
ourselves out in the front early in the season...no digging out for a possible
post season. Playoffs are enevitable.
It looks like RSL will actually be a contender this year. With all their good
offseason signings, and with a good coach who will actually be here all year,
RSL has a potential to go far this year.
The only reason soccer haters post is so they can get everbody ticked off. If
you completely ignore their posts, they will have no reason to continue posting
on soccer blogs. I am very excited for this year and hope to be able to get to
SLC for a few games. "Dr. Goal" will be a major asset to the team.
You gotta like any player who is also a doctor, and can put up 2 goals against
Rangers. This season is starting to feel promising. Hope it works out. See you
all next month!
Great new signing. I think we have a solid group now across the board and this
last month can be sued to help them come together.
I understand what you are saying about consistency, but this should have been
Jason Kreis's Team from the beginning of last year. Instead, he had to take over
when the team and organization was in crisis mode. He brought in a core of
players during the transfer window last year that he believed in. Most of that
core remains. He has just continued to improve the side in the offseason, by
replacing reserve players with guys who will immediately compete for a starting
spot. I'm excited to see what this group can do, and I feel that this group of
players will be here to stay for a while. I love the new signing. The SPL is a
fast paced, physical league, so Dr. Goal should be able to quickly adjust to MLS
and contribute goals.
Nothing will help the SL Reals if they keep turning their roster over every
year. Feel free to get some consistency so the team can gel and build some
I wonder why people who really and truly hate soccer, continue to waste their
energy letting every one know about it. They are wasting space and breath and
ought to shut their pie holes. Anyway, looking forward to this next season and
will continue to support RSL regardless of record, and I will continue to be a
season ticket holder as long as there is a team. Good luck with the season RSL
Ignore all the ignorant soccer idiots out there. They know nothing about the
sport or how its played but if everyone gave it an equal chance like they give
american football, baseball, basketball etc most people would become soccer
fans. This is a great addition to the team, I personally felt that Real was
already pretty deep at the forward position but this just makes it even more
interesting. This is the kind of depth that you see over sees and more quality
teams. Seeing videos of this guy online he is the real deal and you, he is quick
and strong which is a deadly combo at the forward position. The Real are setting
themselves up not only for the now but for the future. This is a young quality
team that should be able to compete with any team. The only thing I regret is
that I am not living in Salt Lake and am not able to watch this team do damage.
I no licke RSL and everting to doo whit soccer. Whut a stupid name fer a game
that is plaid with feet. Maybe you dumbos shuld call it football or something
like that. Don't the rest of the world call is football? At leest american foot
ball is plaid with feet cause everyone runs whit feet. So there! And
basketball is plaid whit a basket and a ball, that makes cents. I licke the JAZZ
case them got gud guys two. And baseball is plaid whit a base and a ball, that
two makes cents. I wundered why it not named batball, that makes cents. I am american and only licke american stuff.
Supposedly: Comments are monitored. Any comments found to be abusive, offensive,
off-topic, misrepresentative, more than 200 words or containing URLs will not be
posted. Seems they are not monitored. Many of the
"hater" comments are abusive, offensive, off-topic, and misrepresentative. Maybe Des News should actually monitor the comments.GO RSL!
It is exciting that Real is making some additions that have shored up the
defense and may add some scoring. I can't wait for the season to kick off!
It looks like everything is shaping up just the way it needs too. The only
thing I was worried about was getting a quality striker. I think Real now has
the pieces to finally get to the playoffs. Moving into the new stadium this
fall will be the final piece.
The front ofrfice for Real is incredible! They have added lots of youth that
have real potentail. And then to add experience with the likes of Kovalanko and
'Dr. Goal'. RSL is looking to make a long run in the playoffs! Go Real!
When did Salt Lake get a soccer team and what does MLS stand for?
This is big news. It appears he was given a lucrative offer and also attracted
by the local medical center along with a little nudging from Ian Joy (his mother
is from Scotland).
I just hope that all these new guys have got ball skills. The big guy sounds
like a tarket but what can he do with his feet. I am looking forward to seeing
Williams have a great season. I hope Kreis doesn't do what they did last year
and put him on the bench for the first month and then bring him in to dig us out
of a hole. It is a blast to watch him play.
Finally a target striker. I really hope this guy pans out. He seems like he
could be really good for us.
If he can put his head on the ball for us like he managed to do for Gretna, it
might be enough to put RSL into the playoffs.Also, College Soccer,
you're obviously very intelligent. Why don't you use those massive intellectual
powers to simply ignore RSL instead of making uninformed comments on these
articles? Maybe you can apply your genius to figuring out how the Jazz lost to
an 11 win Minnesota team in a game that might actually make a difference in the
playoff race -- not a pre-season friendly designed to test questionable
strategies and lineups.
Ahhh, the haters, or is it just one hater using multiple psuedonyms? RSL took a
pre-season stumble that no one is terribly worried about given their other
performance and recent signings. In fact, it has nothing to do with the above
article.In any case, I'm glad to see Dr. Goal being signed. With
the great additions on the backline and in the midfield, this looks like it's
been a productive pre-season. I'm looking forward to seeing the real season
start (pardon the pun).
This signing will be great for many reasons: he's a big forward that can score
and he been doing it for a long time. If you read the international buzz, this
is a big move. Unlike other season this one Real has done out and signed some
top-tier talent for our market. Now let's see what it does on the pitch.As
for the soccer hater's - go do something else to be bitter about. It's
pre-season ergo evaluation of talent. And as for the millions of dollars that
are being squandered, that's the American way. i.e. defense budget. Go write a
yawn!!! move along now college soccer
I'm ready to go and watch this season. Can't wait till the end of the year so we
can throw stuff like what "College soccer" said back to them.
Didn't Real or should would call them Un-Real, lose to a college team? I am so
glad that millions of tax dollars are being used to help this minor league