RSL confident going into second game Saturday

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  • matt4226 Holladay, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 7:22 p.m.

    It will be interesting to see if Dallas decides to play defensive because they can look back and see how many teams have tried that at Rio Tinto this season and have lost.

    Javier Morales will definitely be missed, but I believe we can win without him.

    Remember that RSL was down a goal in the aggregate to Columbus last year in the 35th minute of the second leg. They went on to score 3 goals in the final 65 minutes to win 4-2 on aggregate. My point? Never count RSL out.

  • Vince Clortho Orem, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 12:06 p.m.

    I’m disappointed with the defensive bungles that led to Dallas’ goals. However, the team knows what needs to be done and is more than capable of doing at home. Kudos to Dallas though, they know how to fight back…I’m pumped for what should be an exciting game…

  • alternate Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 11:46 a.m.

    The sad part of all of this is that Dallas will play for the accursed tie. They will not even try to win. RLS will need to get a quick goal to force Dallas out of their "kiss your sister mode".

    Hate ties period!!

  • Batman South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 11:37 a.m.

    Only a sport like soccer would make the team with a better record start out on the road and then make it a cummulative score thing. How about a good old fashioned best of 3? And how about finishing your season before November. Gotta love Soccer. Actually don't.

  • three11stu Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 11:26 a.m.

    Although Columbus lost on the road to a good Colorado team, and RSL lost on the road to a good Dallas team. Seattle should be worried, as they lost at home, so now they must get a result on the road.
    I think that RSL will be fine, and that we will advance on Saturday, although I am a bit nervous.

    Bigsoccer: While LA was in the CCL, they played two games in July before they were knocked out, while RSL, Columbus, and Seattle were all involved in the group stage, so LA doesn't really count.
    And nobody was saying that Morales was going to be playing in the game, so I don't know why that was brought up.

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 10:54 a.m.

    Um, Morales is out for the game, he got a red card vs Dallas this last one, and to Cobalt, LA was also a CCL team though, so I don't know if your theory is correct, but kind of is.

  • randal Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 10:49 a.m.

    I'm feeling nervous about Saturday. Between not getting a result in Dallas, Morales being out, and RSL not playing up to their potential the last 2 games I am a little worried. Either way, it makes for an exciting game.

  • Cobalt Herriman, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 9:51 a.m.

    I don't know what to think. The CCL takes something out of a team. Look at this weekend and lets see how each CCL team fared. RSL lost, Seattle lost, Columbus lost, hmmmmmm. If there is a team that could do it I believe ours could. Kreis has been preaching it all year that we could do both, but you have to wonder if these guys aren't out of gas.

    As far as playoff reform goes, I think it will come, but Garber has made it very clear that this league will not become a single table league. They will probably tweak it so that we don't have so much switching from West to East or something, but conferences are here to stay.

  • Nussdorfer AC Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 8:37 a.m.

    Hopefully this will force Morales to get back some of his intensity. He had a rough game even before the second yellow. He is a great player, but I think the rest of the team will rally together for the win.

  • three11stu Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 6:41 a.m.

    This Saturday will show why Javi Morales was not a candidate for MLS MVP. Not because he is not a great player, because I believe that he is one of the best in the MLS. RSL will roll, even without him in the line up. We have enough talent on this team to take it to Dallas at home.