Real Salt Lake: Fabian Espindola comes through late

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  • Bazinga Taylorsville, UT
    April 14, 2011 10:10 a.m.

    I swear Fabi is offside more than any player I know, but sometimes it pays off! Way to go RSL.

  • matt4226 Holladay, UT
    April 14, 2011 9:19 a.m.

    I've watched the replay of Fabi's goal and he was offsides. It looked like the ball might have had enough momentum to go in without his touch, but we'll never know for sure.

    Overall this was a frustrating match to watch. Colorado did a good job of applying pressure higher up the field than other teams chose to do. The field conditions also had a lot to do with RSL's struggles. Ned Grabavoy said on the post game that the field was playing very fast and that their passes had to be perfect or the ball would get away from them.

    Saborio seemed very frustrated when he was subbed out.

    Did anyone else notice that the Philadelphia game has been rescheduled? This is good news as it will allow the team to focus all their attention on Monterrey instead of having to plan for a game against Philadelphia in between the two CCL games. Props to the league for making this change.

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    April 14, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    Its ok if he was offsides because RSL has been on the receiving end of those bad calls before so what goes around comes around.

  • Vince Clortho S_SPRINGS, UT
    April 14, 2011 7:54 a.m.

    Yes he was offside. But Espy's effort last night was superb and props to the team for fighting to the end.

    In truth it was a good match for RSL's CCL preparation. Monterrey is going to be tough to break down too. A run away victory might have inflated some heads. Keep it level boyz and get a result in Mexico...

  • myself Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    Espy was clearly offside. The officiating all night was horrible.
    Glad we somehow pulled that one out. Up next the most important game in RSL history. Any season ticket holders have extra tickets that they would like to sell me for the Monterrey game?

  • Not So Fast Salt Lake City, UT
    April 13, 2011 10:01 p.m.

    FREEZING wind and rain falling but the goal was so fun and cool that it was all worth it. Would be nice if the weather would warm a bit for the rest of the season but 12 points this early is great.

    It wasn't long ago that the team was a laugher in MLS.

  • ldsoccertodd Cedar City, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    Obviously off-sides on the goal, but there was a few off-sides that were called that shouldn't have been. Oh well can't do anything about it now. 12 points from 4 games is huge! Now march on to Monterrey!

  • axle Riverton, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:46 p.m.

    I was scared that the wind was going to knock us out of the way we play and it looks like I was right. I think that the game isn't that close if it was a nice evening. Props to CO for hanging in there with us in bad weather and a few of their stars hurt. Glad Espy was able to think fast on that free kick.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    April 13, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Huge win guys. Looking for another championship. You are winning the hearts of a lot of locals.